(Ethiopian, b. 1988)
Obomodulan, acrylic mirror tiles
Overall: 76.2 x 58.4 x 38.1 cm (30 x 23 x 15 in.)
Dorothea Wright Hamilton Fund 2022.244
Edition: edition of 5
Alluded to in the costumes of artist-entertainers like Beyoncé, Nefertiti’s bust symbolizes the celebration of the beauty of Blackness.
The ancient Egyptian bust of Nefertiti is a symbol of beauty in the Black community. Re-interpreting the ancient bust in Nefertiti - Miles Davis (Gold), Erizku hopes to inspire Black audiences to seek self-determination through self-love. The sculpture also references the genius of Black music through its covering of disco-like tiles and its title, which refers to jazz musician Miles Davis’s 1968 Nefertiti album.
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