Ellen Gallagher, ‘Ruby Dee’, 2005, Photography, Photogravure with aquatint in colors and hand-shaped plasticine elements, on multilayered paper, the full sheet,, Phillips
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Ellen Gallagher

Ruby Dee, 2005

Photogravure with aquatint in colors and hand-shaped plasticine elements, on multilayered paper, the full sheet,
6 × 4 in
15.2 × 10.2 cm
Edition 27/30 + 15AP
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Signed, dated and numbered 27/30 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 15 artist's proofs in Roman numerals)
Publisher
Parkett Editions, New York and Zurich
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, ‘Ruby Dee’, 2005, Photography, Photogravure with aquatint in colors and hand-shaped plasticine elements, on multilayered paper, the full sheet,, Phillips
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Framed.

Medium
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 27/30 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 15 artist's proofs in Roman numerals)
Publisher
Parkett Editions, New York and Zurich
Ellen Gallagher
American, b. 1965
Follow

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

Ruby Dee, 2005

Photogravure with aquatint in colors and hand-shaped plasticine elements, on multilayered paper, the full sheet,
6 × 4 in
15.2 × 10.2 cm
Edition 27/30 + 15AP
Bidding closed
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