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A work made of color waterless lithograph in black, yellow, red, and violet on felt.

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  • A work made of color waterless lithograph in black, yellow, red, and violet on felt.

Date:

1995

Artist:

Lorna Simpson
American, born 1960

About this artwork

Two diagonally paired bodies in the foreground of each scene are counterbalanced by a tree in the background. The left image, depicting two white women in a lush, idyllic setting, is paired with a militaristic scene in which white men in uniforms execute two black men before a crowd of onlookers. Simpson typically conjoins text and image in her work; however, the absence of text in this piece-perhaps signifying an unfinished work-forces the viewer to establish formal and narrative relationships. The juxtaposition of these images speaks to the manner in which gender, race, sexuality, and authority have been historically constructed, represented, and exercised.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Lorna Simpson

Title

Untitled

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1995

Medium

Color waterless lithograph in black, yellow, red, and violet on felt

Dimensions

30.5 × 38 cm (12 1/16 × 15 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Lannan Foundation

Reference Number

1997.120

Extended information about this artwork

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