James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas, untitled (1987)
Jacob Lawrence, ‘One of the largest race riots occurred in East St. Louis’ (1941) from ‘The Migration Series’ (1940-41)
William Pope.L, ‘The Great White Way, 22 miles, 9 years, 1 street’ (2001-ongoing). From the larger series ‘eRacism’.
People who are forced to give up their verticality are prey to all kinds of dangers. But, let us imagine a person who has a job, possesses the means to remain vertical, but chooses momentarily to give up that verticality? To undergo that threat to his/her bodily/spiritual categories—that person would learn something. I did… Now I crawl to remember. – William Pope.L
A painting by Joni Mitchell of her cat, Nietzsche (1997)
Read the much talked about interview in NYmag
All works from ‘The Migration of the Negro’ series (1940-1945) by Jacob Lawrence.