Ellen Gallagher, ‘Duke’, 2004, Print, Photogravure with laser-incised peeled paper, collage and hair pomade, Two Palms
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Ellen Gallagher

Duke, 2004

Photogravure with laser-incised peeled paper, collage and hair pomade
14 × 10 1/2 in
35.6 × 26.7 cm
Edition of 20 + 5AP
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New York
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Signed: On reverse
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Two Palms
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, ‘Duke’, 2004, Print, Photogravure with laser-incised peeled paper, collage and hair pomade, Two Palms
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Medium
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Signed: On reverse
Publisher
Two Palms
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

Duke, 2004

Photogravure with laser-incised peeled paper, collage and hair pomade
14 × 10 1/2 in
35.6 × 26.7 cm
Edition of 20 + 5AP
.
Sold
Location
New York
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