Hank Willis Thomas: Ads Imitate Life

Hank Willis Thomas complicates seemingly simple meanings behind image-based adverts, revealing their capacity to have much greater power than selling products but also play a disturbing role in constructing and reinforcing social prejudice.
, 'By Any Means Necessary, 1993/2008,' 2008, Goodman Gallery

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By Any Means Necessary, 1993/2008, 2008

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, 'Are you the Right Kind of Woman for it?, 1974/2007,' 2007, Goodman Gallery

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Are you the Right Kind of Woman for it?, 1974/2007, 2007

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, 'A Common Misunderstanding,' 2011, Goodman Gallery

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A Common Misunderstanding, 2011

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, 'Absolut No Return,' 2008, Goodman Gallery

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Absolut No Return, 2008

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, 'Jordan and Johnnie Walker,' 2006, Goodman Gallery

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Jordan and Johnnie Walker, 2006

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, 'Be Careful What You Wish For, 1996/2008,' 2008, Goodman Gallery

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Be Careful What You Wish For, 1996/2008, 2008

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, 'Jungle Fever, 1991/2007,' 2007, Goodman Gallery

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Jungle Fever, 1991/2007, 2007

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, 'Welcome to Full Contact Culture, 2007/2008,' 2008, Goodman Gallery

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Welcome to Full Contact Culture, 2007/2008, 2008

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, 'And One,' 2011, Goodman Gallery

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And One, 2011

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, 'Come out of the Bone Age, darling..., 1955/2015,' 2015, Goodman Gallery

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Come out of the Bone Age, darling..., 1955/2015, 2015

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, 'We can come here anytime, 1936/2015,' 2015, Goodman Gallery

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We can come here anytime, 1936/2015, 2015

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, 'She's all tied up... in a poor system, 1951/2015,' 2015, Goodman Gallery

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She's all tied up... in a poor system, 1951/2015, 2015

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, 'Absolut Reality,' 2007, Goodman Gallery

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Absolut Reality, 2007

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, 'Black Power,' 2005, Goodman Gallery

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Black Power, 2005

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, 'From Cain't See in the Morning' till Cain't See at Night,' 2011, Goodman Gallery

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From Cain't See in the Morning' till Cain't See at Night, 2011

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