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Two Palms
New York
Medium
Signature
Signed 'Ellen Gallagher,' dated and numbered in graphite recto
Publisher
Two Palms, NY

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Ellen Gallagher. Accidental RecordsHauser & Wirth
2015
Speaking BackGoodman Gallery
2011
Ellen GallagherGagosian
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Ishmael, 2011

Etching with gravure, spitbite, collage, painting, cutting, oil paint, watercolor, varnish, plasticine, graphite, and gold leaf in an artist's designed black mdf frame
11 1/2 × 8 in
29.2 × 20.3 cm
Edition of 15
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$15,000
Location
New York
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TP
Two Palms
New York
Medium
Signature
Signed 'Ellen Gallagher,' dated and numbered in graphite recto
Publisher
Two Palms, NY

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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