Bouffant Pride

2003
(American, b. 1965)
Support: Rag paper
Sheet: 34.3 x 26.6 cm (13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)
© Ellen Gallagher. Courtesy Gagosian.
Edition: 20
Location: not on view
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Ellen Gallagher was drawn to wig advertisements like the one used in this collage due to their grid-like structure.

Description

Ellen Gallagher's work addresses the history of African American stereotypes. In this collage, the artist appropriated an advertisement for glamorous wigs from a 1960s issue of Ebony, a magazine geared toward African Americans. Using plasticine, toy eyeballs, paint, and ink, she exaggerated and completely transformed the images that once promised to beautify the magazine's average reader.
Bouffant Pride

Bouffant Pride

2003

Ellen Gallagher

(American, b. 1965)
America, 21st century

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