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Void of Silence, Father/Brother/Son

A work made of chromogenic print mounted to acrylic.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print mounted to acrylic.

Date:

2001

Artist:

Newkirk, Kori
American, b. 1970

About this artwork

Kori Newkirk, based in Los Angeles, examines common cultural signifiers associated with black American identities through self-reflexive images that depict plastic hair beads, braided hair extensions and pomade, basketballs, and elements of hip-hop fashion. Ironically pointing to the mythologies that revolve around these tropes, Newkirk destabilizes assumptions about identity. Void of Silence, Father/ Brother/Son directly remarks on the dual nature of symbols; crossed fingers can represent a wish for good luck or a safeguard against the consequences of a lie depending on their position relative to the body.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

Kori Newkirk

Title

Void of Silence, Father/Brother/Son

Origin

United States

Date

2001

Medium

Chromogenic print mounted to acrylic

Dimensions

101.6 × 127 cm (40 × 50 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Donna and Howard Stone

Reference Number

2013.1161

Extended information about this artwork

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