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Thursday, January 30, 2014
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HANK WILLIS THOMAS
In two new jaw-dropping prints And I Can't Run and Blow the Man Down Thomas continues his exploration of the history and identity of African Americans while using visually stunningand innovative retro-reflective material. The images above are one viewing state of the work, you have to visit the Printshop to see them in person for the other.
In a recent insightful interview for Artsy, Thomas details his journey developing two new bodies of work while in residence at the Printshop. Take a look here!
The works are available for viewing at the Printshop and will be featured in the forthcomingEditions '14 catalogue essay by curator Micaela Giovannotti.
And I Can't Run, 2013 (top image) Screenprint, retro-reflective mounted on aluminum 18" x 26.75" image and sheet Edition of 8 $4,500, unframed
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