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Lorna Simpson Collages

By Lorna Simpson ; Introduction by Elizabeth Alexander
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“Black women’s heads of hair are galaxies unto themselves, solar systems, moonscapes, volcanic interiors.” —Elizabeth Alexander, from the IntroductionUsing advertising photographs of black women (an...
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“Black women’s heads of hair are galaxies unto themselves, solar systems, moonscapes, volcanic interiors.” —Elizabeth Alexander, from the Introduction

Using advertising photographs of black women (and men) drawn from vintage issues of Ebony and Jet magazines, the exquisite and thought-provoking collages of world-renowned artist Lorna Simpson explore the richly nuanced language of hair. Surreal coiffures made from colorful ink washes, striking geological formations from old textbooks, and other unexpected forms and objects adorn the models to mesmerizingly beautiful effect.

Featuring 160 artworks, an artist’s statement, and an introduction by poet, author, and scholar Elizabeth Alexander, this volume celebrates the irresistible power of Simpson’s visual vernacular.
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Publication Date: 06/05/2018
ISBN: 9781452161143
Lorna Simpson is a renowned American artist whose work challenges conventional views of gender memory and representation. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries around the world.
“Electrifying…. Simpson’s collages maintain an element of surprise and visual power page after page.” —Publishers Weekly