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by Thelma Golden (Author) , Naomi Beckwith (Author) , Chrissie Iles (Author)Series: Phaidon Contemporary Artists SeriesFormat: Hardback 240 pagesPublisher: Phaidon Press LtdImprint: Phaidon Press LtdISBN: 9781838661243Published: 7 Apr 2022
The most comprehensive and up-to-date monograph available on the work of the celebrated artist, a trailblazer who continues to influence and inspireLorna Simpson is a multimedia artist known for her pioneering approach to conceptual photography. In 1993 Simpson was the first African-American woman ever to show in the Venice Biennale and to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. This landmark book documents Simpson's career in its entirety, up to her most recent work - Simpson's portrait of Rihanna for the January 2021 cover of Essence has been deemed as one of the most iconic fashion images ever made by a panel of experts in The New York Magazine.In doing so, it sheds light on the remarkable path that Simpson paved to global critical acclaim and art-world stardom. The first edition of this sell-out volume has been thoroughly revised and updated, including a new essay by the superstar curator and recently appointed Guggenheim Deputy Director Naomi Beckwith.
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