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Suit

A work made of 3 dye diffusion color polaroid prints, 1 engraved plastic plaque.

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  • A work made of 3 dye diffusion color polaroid prints, 1 engraved plastic plaque.

Date:

1992

Artist:

Lorna Simpson
American, born 1960

About this artwork

In Suit, Lorna Simpson examines gender representation and the implications of fashion by presenting a woman in masculine clothing. In speaking of this work, the artist has stated: “I like using the figure of the black woman to talk about many different things, including men. I don’t have to have a man in the picture to suggest that these figures are both male and female. I’m hoping to stretch the viewer’s perceptions beyond thoughts of race and gender.”

On View

Contemporary Art, Gallery 295

Artist

Lorna Simpson

Title

Suit

Origin

United States

Date

1992

Medium

3 dye diffusion color Polaroid prints, 1 engraved plastic plaque

Dimensions

193 × 113 cm (76 × 44 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Society for Contemporary Art

Reference Number

1992.284a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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