Lorna Simpson | Phaidon

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A really insightful look into the long career of the lovely Lorna Simpson, great artist.

This newly updated landmark book documents Lorna Simpson's career in its entirety, up to her most recent work – Simpson's portrait of Rihanna for the January 2021 cover of Essence has been deemed as one of the most iconic fashion images ever made by a panel of experts in The New York Magazine. In doing so, it sheds light on the remarkable path that Simpson paved to global critical acclaim and art-world stardom. The first edition of this sell-out volume has been thoroughly revised and updated, including a new essay by Guggenheim Deputy Director Naomi Beckwith.

  • Hardcover
  • 29 x 25 cm
  • 240 pages
  • full-colour illustrations

Meet Lorna Simpson Multimedia artist Lorna Simpson is known for her pioneering approach to conceptual photography. Simpson was the first African-American woman ever to to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and to show in the Venice Biennale. Twice included at Venice, she has also been included twice in Documenta. Born in 1960, Simpson has charted a pioneering course dealing explicitly but poetically with slavery, race politics in the USA, and the politics of racial identity, gaze, power and wealth distribution.