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Ellen Gallagher

Bouffant Pride, 2003

Photogravure with die-cuts, collage, paint, Plasticine, and toy eye additions, on rag paper, the full sheet.
13 1/2 × 10 1/2 in
34.4 × 26.7 cm
Edition 1/20 + 4AP
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S. 34.4 x 26.7 cm (13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

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"For this serialized drawing with …

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S. 34.4 x 26.7 cm (13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

From the Catalogue:
"For this serialized drawing with elaborate hand work, Gallagher has taken advertisements for wigs from the black photo magazine Ebony and preserved them through a series of transformations. Her wig ladies are fugitives, conscripts from another time and …

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Signed, dated and numbered 1/20 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 4 artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and … Read more
Ellen Gallagher
American, b. 1965
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Ellen Gallagher’s minimalist paintings, collages, and films examine the development of African-American stereotypes. The artist Incorporates pop culture ephemera into her work, particularly postwar-era advertisements for hairstyles, wigs, and skin products targeting African-American women. In her "DeLuxe" series (2004–05), Gallagher embellished images of hair-straightening and skin-whitening advertisements from magazines such as Ebony and Sepia. Viewed as intricate abstractions from afar, "DeLuxe" examines formal ideas about materials, seriality, and process alongside its narrative of race. Recurring elements in Gallagher's work include minstrel-like lips, the use of penmanship paper and other found materials applied to canvas, and surfaces transformed to illegibility by methods like smudging, staining, and puncturing.

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About the work
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S. 34.4 x 26.7 cm (13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

From the Catalogue:
"For this serialized drawing with …

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S. 34.4 x 26.7 cm (13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

From the Catalogue:
"For this serialized drawing with elaborate hand work, Gallagher has taken advertisements for wigs from the black photo magazine Ebony and preserved them through a series of transformations. Her wig ladies are fugitives, conscripts from another time and …

Read more
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 1/20 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 4 artist's proofs), published by Edition Schellmann, Munich and … Read more
Ellen Gallagher
American, b. 1965
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Ellen Gallagher’s minimalist paintings, collages, and films examine the development of African-American stereotypes. The artist Incorporates pop culture ephemera into her work, particularly postwar-era advertisements for hairstyles, wigs, and skin products targeting African-American women. In her "DeLuxe" series (2004–05), Gallagher embellished images of hair-straightening and skin-whitening advertisements from magazines such as Ebony and Sepia. Viewed as intricate abstractions from afar, "DeLuxe" examines formal ideas about materials, seriality, and process alongside its narrative of race. Recurring elements in Gallagher's work include minstrel-like lips, the use of penmanship paper and other found materials applied to canvas, and surfaces transformed to illegibility by methods like smudging, staining, and puncturing.

Ellen Gallagher

Bouffant Pride, 2003

Photogravure with die-cuts, collage, paint, Plasticine, and toy eye additions, on rag paper, the full sheet.
13 1/2 × 10 1/2 in
34.4 × 26.7 cm
Edition 1/20 + 4AP
Bidding closed
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