Lorna Simpson

American (Brooklyn, New York, 1960)


installation | gelatin silver prints and engraved plastic plaques
Now on view in the exhibition Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA at Museum of the African Diaspora
  • Necklines

    Lorna Simpson, Necklines, 1989; gelatin silver prints and engraved plastic plaques, 68 1/2 in. x 70 in. (173.99 cm x 177.8 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase; © Lorna Simpson

68 1/2 in. x 70 in. (173.99 cm x 177.8 cm)
Acquired 1995
Collection SFMOMA
Accessions Committee Fund purchase
© Lorna Simpson


portraits, text, vulnerability, chins, mouths, necks, African Americans, braids, side lighting

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