Africa

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

a few years ago at the philadelphia museum, i viewed an amazing installation of the quilts of gee’s bend. i was reminded of them again last month at the national museum of african american history and culture.

although…at five figures each…i’ll plan to have one in my next lifetime.

cultural chic!

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the quilts of gee’s bend

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LAKIN OGUNBANWO – Photographer

red hook labs in brooklyn recently presented a show from 21st century nigerian photographer lakin ogunbanwo. in the portraits, presented in oversized scale, the subjects are indistinguishable. identically stripped bare, individuality is expressed through the power of fashion. in this case…the simplicity of a hat.

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choose one 36 x 48 inch image, install it in a modernist, masculine interior. one word: powerful. another word: chic.