Michael Thorpe

Nigga Smoking

Textile

35 x 26.25 inches

unframed 

signed 

 

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Nigga Smoking - This work is a description of a good friend of mine smoking a cigarette. The word “Nigga”, in so many ways, is problematic. The way nigga is used in my vernacular is a term of endearment. However, i understand the people reading it have a completely different association with it. I am trying to investigate the word’s deep dark history that continues to be written today.

MICHAEL THORPE, Nigga Smoking

SKU: MT017
$6,000.00Price
  • Michael C. Thorpe

    Based in New York City

    Education : 2016 Emerson College, Boston, MA

    Selected Public Collections: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

    Michael C. Thorpe is a visual artist living and working out of New York, New York, with a primary focus in textiles. His mother, Susan Richards, taught him the art and craft of quilting. Thorpe is exploring the limitations of both social constructs and textiles by combining fabrics, imagery and language to evoke alternative perspectives on the human experience.

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