Ellen Gallagher, ‘Untitled’, 2000, Goya Contemporary/Goya-Girl Press
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Ellen Gallagher

Untitled, 2000

Lithograph and etching
16 × 12 in
40.6 × 30.5 cm
Edition 8/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
Medium
Print
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Publisher
Goya Contemporary / Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore MD
Image rights
Image courtesy of Goya Contemporary Gallery
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, ‘Untitled’, 2000, Goya Contemporary/Goya-Girl Press
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About the work
Medium
Print
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Publisher
Goya Contemporary / Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore MD
Image rights
Image courtesy of Goya Contemporary Gallery
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

Untitled, 2000

Lithograph and etching
16 × 12 in
40.6 × 30.5 cm
Edition 8/25
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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