Ellen Gallagher, ‘Don-Don’, 2011, Photography, Photogravure with plasticine mounted on black velvet in custom designed frame by the artist and wrapped in boxer's tape, Two Palms
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Ellen Gallagher

Don-Don, 2011

Photogravure with plasticine mounted on black velvet in custom designed frame by the artist and wrapped in boxer's tape
25 × 19 1/2 in
63.5 × 49.5 cm
Edition of 5
.
$50,000
Location
New York
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Signed: verso in graphite
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, ‘Don-Don’, 2011, Photography, Photogravure with plasticine mounted on black velvet in custom designed frame by the artist and wrapped in boxer's tape, Two Palms
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Signed: verso in graphite
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

Don-Don, 2011

Photogravure with plasticine mounted on black velvet in custom designed frame by the artist and wrapped in boxer's tape
25 × 19 1/2 in
63.5 × 49.5 cm
Edition of 5
.
$50,000
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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