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High Yella Girl from Colored People, 1988-1989

Toned gelatin silver print with Prestype and frame, printed 1997.
29 1/2 × 29 1/2 in
74.9 × 74.9 cm
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Phillips

13 3/8 x 14 3/4 in. (34 x 37.5 cm)
Overall 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (74.9 x 74.9 cm)

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13 3/8 x 14 3/4 in. (34 x 37.5 cm)
Overall 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (74.9 x 74.9 cm)

Property from a Private West Coast Collection

From the Catalogue: Since her first photography course at The Studio Museum in Harlem at the age of twenty-one, Carrie Mae Weems has utilized photography, sculpture, text, audio, video, and …

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Signed, dated and numbered 'AP 2/2' in ink on the verso. One from an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs.
Carrie Mae Weems
American, b. 1953
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Steeped in African-American history, Carrie Mae Weems’s works explore issues of race, class, and gender identity. Primarily working in photography and video, but also exploring everything from verse to performance, Weems has said that regardless of medium, activism is a central concern of her practice—specifically, looking at history as a way of better understanding the present. “Photography can be used as a powerful weapon toward instituting political and cultural change,” she has said. “I for one will continue to work toward this end.” She rose to prominence with her “Kitchen Table Series” in the early 1990s, whose photographs depict the artist seated at her kitchen table and examine various tropes and stereotypes of of African-American life. Most recently, her achievements were recognized with a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.

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About the work
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Phillips

13 3/8 x 14 3/4 in. (34 x 37.5 cm)
Overall 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (74.9 x 74.9 cm)

Property from a …

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13 3/8 x 14 3/4 in. (34 x 37.5 cm)
Overall 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (74.9 x 74.9 cm)

Property from a Private West Coast Collection

From the Catalogue: Since her first photography course at The Studio Museum in Harlem at the age of twenty-one, Carrie Mae Weems has utilized photography, sculpture, text, audio, video, and …

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Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 'AP 2/2' in ink on the verso. One from an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs.
Carrie Mae Weems
American, b. 1953
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Steeped in African-American history, Carrie Mae Weems’s works explore issues of race, class, and gender identity. Primarily working in photography and video, but also exploring everything from verse to performance, Weems has said that regardless of medium, activism is a central concern of her practice—specifically, looking at history as a way of better understanding the present. “Photography can be used as a powerful weapon toward instituting political and cultural change,” she has said. “I for one will continue to work toward this end.” She rose to prominence with her “Kitchen Table Series” in the early 1990s, whose photographs depict the artist seated at her kitchen table and examine various tropes and stereotypes of of African-American life. Most recently, her achievements were recognized with a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.

High Yella Girl from Colored People, 1988-1989

Toned gelatin silver print with Prestype and frame, printed 1997.
29 1/2 × 29 1/2 in
74.9 × 74.9 cm
Bidding closed
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