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  • Working primarily with themes related to perspective identity, commodity, media, and popular culture, Hank Willis Thomas 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.

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist

    • 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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Alive with Pleasure! Chorus Line from Fair Warning

2010
Lightjet print.
29 5/8 x 59 1/2 in. (75.2 x 151.1 cm)
Signed on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work. One from an edition of 5 plus 1 artist's proof.

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Estimate
$12,000 - 18,000 

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Photographs

New York Auction 7 October 2021