1995 9 Props

  • 9 Props, 1995

    9 Props, 1995

    3M heat transfered felt panels, in a linen clam-shell box "In 9 Props Simpson challenges preconceived notions about what constitutes a portrait. Rather than depicting actual people, she photographs nine surrogates -- vases and bowls that are based on objects in the portraits taken by famed Harlem photographer James VanDerZee in the 1920s, 30s, and 80s...Simpson's conceptual portraits are enigmatic and open-ended, relying on the incongruity of her words and images to suggest meaning and context, but without providing obvious answers." -Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Benny Andrews, 1995

    Benny Andrews, 1995

    1 of 9 3M heat transfered felt panels, in a linen clam-shell box

  • A man in his bedroom, 1995

    A man in his bedroom, 1995

    2 of 9 3M heat transfered felt panels, in a linen clam-shell box

  • Woman with a goldfish bowl, 1995

    Woman with a goldfish bowl, 1995

    3 of 93M heat transfered felt panels, in a linen clam-shell box

  • Beau of the ball, 1995

    Beau of the ball, 1995

    4 of 93M heat transfered felt panels, in a linen clam-shell box

  • Dinner with Boxer Harry Willis, 1995

    Dinner with Boxer Harry Willis, 1995

    5 of 93M heat transfered felt panels, in a linen clam-shell box

  • Reclining Nude, 1995

    Reclining Nude, 1995

    6 of 93M heat transfered felt panels, in a linen clam-shell box

  • Just before the battle, 1995

    Just before the battle, 1995

    7 of 93M heat transfered felt panels, in a linen clam-shell box

  • Max Robinson, 1995

    Max Robinson, 1995

    8 of 93M heat transfered felt panels, in a linen clam-shell box

  • Tea Time at Madame C.J. Walker's Beauty Salon, 1995

    Tea Time at Madame C.J. Walker's Beauty Salon, 1995

    9 of 93M heat transfered felt panels, in a linen clam-shell box

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