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Lorna Simpson Collages: (Art Books, Contemporary Art Books, Collage Art Books) (Hardcover)

By Lorna Simpson, Elizabeth Alexander (Introduction by)


"Black women's heads of hair are galaxies unto themselves, solar systems, moonscapes, volcanic interiors."
—Elizabeth Alexander, from the Introduction

Using advertising photographs of black women (and men) drawn from vintage issues of Ebony and Jet magazines, the exquisite and thought-provoking collages of world-renowned artist Lorna Simpson explore the richly nuanced language of hair. Surreal coiffures made from colorful ink washes, striking geological formations from old textbooks, and other unexpected forms and objects adorn the models to mesmerizingly beautiful effect.

Featuring 160 artworks, an artist's statement, and an introduction by poet, author, and scholar Elizabeth Alexander, this volume celebrates the irresistible power of Simpson's visual vernacular.

About the Author

Lorna Simpson is a renowned American artist whose work challenges conventional views of gender, memory, and representation. Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries around the world.

Elizabeth Alexander is a celebrated poet, essayist, and scholar. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including six volumes of poetry.

Praise For…

“Every page of Lorna Simpson Collages celebrates Black beauty. Simpson remixes iconic photos from African-American publications and turns them into masterpieces.” —Essence

“Electrifying.… Simpson’s collages maintain an element of surprise and visual power page after page.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452161143
ISBN-10: 1452161143
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Pages: 192
Language: English