Hank Willis Thomas - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips

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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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Love Over Rules

Screenprint in colors, on black wove paper, the full sheet.
S. 23 7/8 x 18 in. (60.6 x 45.7 cm)
Singed, dated and numbered 82/100 in silver ink on the reverse, published by Wide Awakes, Washington D.C., unframed.

$1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for $2,520

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021