Feb 22, 2021
Feb 22, 2021

Take My Hand

Take My Hand

2018

D'Angelo Lovell Williams

(American, b. 1992)

Inkjet print

Image: 126.7 x 84.6 cm (49 7/8 x 33 5/16 in.); Paper: 131.5 x 89.5 cm (51 3/4 x 35 1/4 in.)

L. E. Holden Fund 2020.281

Edition: Edition 2/6

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Did you know?

D’Angelo Lovell Williams believes that “discovering the variations of intimacy is important for Black and queer people because that looks so different for many of us.”

Description

Touch—black flesh meeting black flesh—is a central theme in Lovell Williams’s work. Here, a pair of male arms reaches from outside the frame to take hold of another man. While contact is established and cherished—their hands clasp each other—the work is also about self-love. Close looking reveals that the hand caressing the face is the man’s own.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Medium: 
Inkjet print
Credit line: 
L. E. Holden Fund

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