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  • Artist Biography

    Hank Willis Thomas

    American • 1976

    Hank Willis Thomas is a conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to perspective identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. Willis employs the visual language and terminology of mass media, often appropriating symbols and images from popular culture, to investigate the idea of representation. At the core of his practice has been photography, and, by extension, the truth claims inherent to imagery.

    Several of his series have explored the influence that power structures, such as advertising agencies and governing bodies, exert over our understanding of the world, while other works have played into the influence of social media outlets such as Instagram.

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All Lies Matter

Screeenprint, on black wove paper, with full margins
I. 15 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. (40.3 x 29.5 cm)
S. 24 x 18 in. (61 x 45.7 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 184/400 in silver ink, published by the Public Art Fund, New York, unframed.

$500 - 700 

Sold for $2,520

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021