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Ellen Gallagher

Untitled, 1997

Unique monoprint of ink transfer in colors, on Misu paper, with full margins.
42 4/5 × 28 1/2 in
108.6 × 72.4 cm
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P
Phillips

A Tale of Two Cities: Property from The Estate of Howard Karshan

I. 22 1/2 x 20 in. (57.2 x 50.8 cm)

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A Tale of Two Cities: Property from The Estate of Howard Karshan

I. 22 1/2 x 20 in. (57.2 x 50.8 cm)
S. 42 3/4 x 28 1/2 in. (108.6 x 72.4 cm)

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Signature
Another example in addition to the series of 20 unique monoprints published by the artist to benefit Artists Space, New York, framed.
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.

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About the work
P
Phillips

A Tale of Two Cities: Property from The Estate of Howard Karshan

I. 22 1/2 x 20 in. (57.2 x 50.8 cm)

Read more

A Tale of Two Cities: Property from The Estate of Howard Karshan

I. 22 1/2 x 20 in. (57.2 x 50.8 cm)
S. 42 3/4 x 28 1/2 in. (108.6 x 72.4 cm)

Medium
Print
Signature
Another example in addition to the series of 20 unique monoprints published by the artist to benefit Artists Space, New York, framed.
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

Untitled, 1997

Unique monoprint of ink transfer in colors, on Misu paper, with full margins.
42 4/5 × 28 1/2 in
108.6 × 72.4 cm
Bidding closed
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