Carrie Mae Weems, ‘Untitled (Woman and daughter with makeup) from Kitchen Table Series’, 1990, Phillips

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Image: 68.5 x 68.5 cm (26 7/8 x 26 7/8 in.)
Frame: 71.2 x 71 cm (28 x 27 7/8 in.)

This work is number 3 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 2 AP. This image exists only in this size and edition. The Art Institute of Chicago and the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, hold other prints of this image.

Signature: Signed, dated and numbered 3/5 in pencil on the reverse of the mount.

Carrie Mae Weems, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., 7 January - 21 March 1993; The Forum, St. Louis, Missouri, 9 April - 15 May 1993; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, 9 June - 4 August 1993; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, 28 August - 7 November 1993; California Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles, 8 December 1993 - 28 February 1994; Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 23 March - 22 May 1994; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 23 July - 2 October 1994; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, 28 October 1994 - 8 January 1995; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 3 February - 2 April 1995
Carrie Mae Weems: The Kitchen Table Series, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 2 March - 28 April 1996
Carrie Mae Weems: Social Studies, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain, 20 May - 19 September 2010
Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 17 May - 5 June 2011
Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, 21 September 2012 - 13 January 2013; Portland Art Museum, Portland, 2 February - 19 May 2013; Cleveland Museum of Art, Clevland, 30 June - 29 September 2013; Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, 16 October 2013 - 5 January 2014; Guggenheim Museum, New York, 24 January - 14 May 2014
For another

B. Topping, ed., Carrie Mae Weems, Washington, D.C.: The National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1993, p. 79, pl. 31
K. E. Delmez, ed., Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photograph and Video, Nashville: Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 2012, pl. 6.16
Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series, Bologna: Damiani, 2016, cover, detail and p. 52

P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, 1996

About Carrie Mae Weems

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.

American, b. 1953, Portland, Oregon