1994 Wigs

  • Wigs II, 1994-2006

    Wigs II, 1994-2006

    serigraph on feltOverall: 98 x 270 inches (248.9 x 685.8 cm)54 panels w/ 17 text panels49 panels: 22.75 x 18.5 inches (58.4 x 47 cm)5 panels: 32 x 16 inches (81.3 x 40.6 cm)

  • Wigs II, 1994-2006, detail

    Wigs II, 1994-2006, detail

    serigraph on feltpanel: 22.75 x 18.5 inches (58.4 x 47 cm)"Simpson implies a series of narratives without dictating a primaryor specific one. The plethora of wigs and their presentation on a wall, separated and placed in a semblance of a grid, suggests the viewer could select one--or many--to don, along with selecting a persona to accompany the choice. References to doctors, morticians, tailors, and performers, as well as to sex (both gender and behavior), facilitate an internal dialogue about power, who has it, and wherein it lies." -Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

  • Wigs II, 1994-2006

    Wigs II, 1994-2006

    serigraph on feltOverall: 98 x 270 inches (248.9 x 685.8 cm)54 panels w/ 17 text panels49 panels: 22.75 inches x 18.5 in (58.4 x 47 cm)5 panels: 32 x 16 inches (81.3 x 40.6 cm)

  • Wigs II, 1994-2006, detail

    Wigs II, 1994-2006, detail

    serigraph on feltpanel: 22.75 x 18.5 inches (58.4 x 47 cm)"For the past decade, Lorna Simpson’s work has explored the role of hair as a marker of social identity. The felt surfaces on which these images are printed present all of the hairstyles in the same texture, emphasizing and skewing our fixation on hair texture as markers of difference." -Walker Art Center

  • Wigs II, 1994-2006, detail

    Wigs II, 1994-2006, detail

  • Wigs II, 1994-2006

    Wigs II, 1994-2006

    serigraph on feltOverall: 98 x 270 inches (248.9 x 685.8 cm)54 panels w/ 17 text panels49 panels: 22.75 x 18.5 inches (58.4 x 47 cm)5 panels: 32 x 16 inches (81.3 x 40.6 cm)Jeu de Paume, Paris, France (May 28, 2013- Sept 1, 2013)

  • Wigs II, 1994-2006 (detail)

    Wigs II, 1994-2006 (detail)

    serigraph on feltOverall: 98 x 270 inches (248.9 x 685.8 cm)54 panels w/ 17 text panels49 panels: 22.75 x 18.5 inches (58.4 x 47 cm)5 panels: 32 x 16 inches (81.3 x 40.6 cm)

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