Lynette Yiadom-Boakye : under-song for a cipher / edited by Natalie Bell and Massimiliano Gioni.

by Yiadom-Boakye, Lynette, 1977-Looking glass; Bell, Natalie [editor.]Looking glass; Gioni, Massimiliano [editor.]Looking glass; New Museum (New York, N.Y.) [host institution.]Looking glass; Kunsthalle Basel [host institution.]Looking glass.

Publisher: New York, NY : New Museum, [2016]Description: 123 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780915557141 .Other title: Under-song for a cipher; Yiadom-Boakye.Subject(s): Yiadom-Boakye, Lynette, 1977- -- Exhibitions | Blacks in art -- ExhibitionsLooking glass | Portrait painting, British -- 21st century -- ExhibitionsNote: Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at New Museum, 3rd May-3rd September 2016; and as 'A Passion to a Principle' held at Kunsthalle Basel, 18th November 2016-12th February 2017.Note: Includes bibliographical references.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The lush oil paintings of London-based Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (born 1977) embrace many of the conventions of historical European portraiture, but expand on that tradition by engaging fictional subjects who often serve as protagonists of the artist's short stories as well.

These imagined figures are almost always black, an attribute Yiadom-Boakye sees as both political and autobiographical, given her own West African heritage. Her elegant characters come to life through the artist's bold brushwork, appearing both cavalier and nonchalant. This catalog accompanying her New Museum exhibition features an interview with the artist by Natalie Bell and Massimiliano Gioni, new reflections on Yiadom-Boakye's work by artist Chris Ofili, and art historians Elena Fillipovic and Robert Storr.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at New Museum, 3rd May-3rd September 2016; and as 'A Passion to a Principle' held at Kunsthalle Basel, 18th November 2016-12th February 2017.

Includes bibliographical references.

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