Hank Willis Thomas, ‘All Li es Matter’, 2019, Print, Screenprint, Rago/Wright
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Hank Willis Thomas

All Li es Matter, 2019

Screenprint
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 247/400
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This work is number 247 from the edition of 400 published by the Public Art Fund, New York.

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Signed, dated and numbered to lower right edge ‘Hank Willis Thomas 19 247/400’.
Hank Willis Thomas
American, b. 1976
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Conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas uses photography to explore issues of identity, history, race, and class. Inspired by the works of Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, and his mother, photographer Deborah Willis, he employs language and familiar imagery to address issues that are often overlooked in our pop culture-obsessed, consumerist culture. Appropriated print advertisements from 1968—a landmark year in the Civil Rights Movement—are stripped of their context to open up questions of cultural stereotypes and the way the media perpetuates them, while in the series “Branded” he inverts the work, adding contemporary ad copy to provocative images. “In recent years I have approached my art practice assuming the role of a visual culture archaeologist,” Thomas has said. “I am interested in the ways that popular imagery informs how people perceive themselves and others around the world.”

Hank Willis Thomas, ‘All Li es Matter’, 2019, Print, Screenprint, Rago/Wright
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This work is number 247 from the edition of 400 published by the Public Art Fund, New York.

Please Note: This work is located at, and will ship from, Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey.

Medium
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered to lower right edge ‘Hank Willis Thomas 19 247/400’.
Hank Willis Thomas
American, b. 1976
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Conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas uses photography to explore issues of identity, history, race, and class. Inspired by the works of Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, and his mother, photographer Deborah Willis, he employs language and familiar imagery to address issues that are often overlooked in our pop culture-obsessed, consumerist culture. Appropriated print advertisements from 1968—a landmark year in the Civil Rights Movement—are stripped of their context to open up questions of cultural stereotypes and the way the media perpetuates them, while in the series “Branded” he inverts the work, adding contemporary ad copy to provocative images. “In recent years I have approached my art practice assuming the role of a visual culture archaeologist,” Thomas has said. “I am interested in the ways that popular imagery informs how people perceive themselves and others around the world.”

Hank Willis Thomas

All Li es Matter, 2019

Screenprint
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition 247/400
Bidding closed
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