Colored

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Assemblage of found objects: salvaged wood frame, four portrait photographs of African American females, nine thread samples, and one hand mirror hanging on a decorative brass hook to the viewer's right of the frame.
Betye Saar
2002
From Betye Saar's series "Colored -- Consider the Rainbow," begun in 2001 in which she tackled the issue of racism through works focusing on skin tone and forms of discrimination and hierarchies of race within the African American community. This work references the color spectrum through actual photographs as well as pigmented thread spools, a proverb about color disctinctions, and a hand mirror inviting viewers to reflect on their own skin color.
Museum purchase made possible by Dr. James and Vivian Curtis and the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
2003/1.406
Tuesday, September 26, 2017