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  1. On June 5, 2020, during the George Floyd protests, the DC Public Works Department painted the words "Black Lives Matter" in 35-foot-tall (11 m) yellow capital letters on 16th Street NW on the north of Lafayette Square, part of President's Park near the White House, with the assistance of the MuralsDC program of the DC Department of Public Works, with the DC flag accompanying the text.

  2. Her essay “LeRoi Jones’ ‘Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note,’” appears in Jacket 2: Feature on Poetry 1960. In LaGuardia’s English Department, she teaches ENG 099, ENG 101, ENG 102, ENN 198: Creative Writing Urban Studies, and ENG 274: Creative Nonfiction. She teaches yoga and meditation through LaGuardia’s Wellness Center.

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  4. › wiki › Kara_WalkerKara Walker - Wikipedia

    Kara Elizabeth Walker (born November 26, 1969) is an American contemporary painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, filmmaker, and professor who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence, and identity in her work. She is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes.

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    Roxy Paine (born 1966, [1] New York City) is an American painter and sculptor widely known for his installations that often convey elements of conflict between the natural world and the artificial plains man creates. He was educated at both the College of Santa Fe (now Santa Fe University of Art and Design) in New Mexico and the Pratt Institute ...

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    Sherman was born on January 19, 1954, in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, the youngest of the five children of Dorothy and Charles Sherman. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to the township of Huntington, Long Island. Her father worked as an engineer for Grumman Aircraft. Her mother taught reading to children with learning difficulties. Sherman has ...

    Sherman works in series, typically photographing herself in a range of costumes. To create her photographs, Sherman shoots alone in her studio, assuming multiple roles as author, director, make-up artist, hairstylist, wardrobe mistress, and model.

    In the early 1990s, Sherman worked with Minneapolis band Babes in Toyland, providing photographs for covers for the albums Fontanelle and Painkillers, creating a stage backdrop used in live concerts, and acting in the promotional video for the song "Bruise Violet." She also worked as a film director. Sherman moved from photographs to film with her ...

    Sherman's first solo show in New York was presented at a noncommercial space The Kitchen in 1980. When the Metro Pictures Gallery opened later that year, Sherman's photographs were the first show. "Untitled Film Stills" were shown first at the non-profit gallery Artists Space where Sherman was working as a receptionist. Her first solo exhibitions i...

    Works by Sherman are held in the following collections: 1. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2. The Broad, Los Angeles, CA 3. Jewish Museum (Manhattan), New York, NY 4. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI 5. Menil Collection, Houston, TX 6. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY 7. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX 8. Muse...

    In Sherman's Imitation of Lifeseries of 2016 she poses, in vintage costume and theatrical makeup, as a variety of ageing actress-like women. When writing about Sherman's "Film Stills" in the journal October, the scholar Douglas Crimp states that Sherman's work is "a hybrid of photography and performance art that reveals femininity to be an effect o...

    1981: Artist-in-residence, Light Work, Syracuse, New York
    1995: MacArthur Fellowship.This fellowship grants $500,000 over five years, no strings attached, to important scholars in a wide range of fields, to encourage their future creative work.
    1993: Larry Aldrich Foundation Award[citation needed]
    1997: Wolfgang Hahn Prize

    In 2010, Sherman's nearly six foot tall chromogenic color print Untitled#153 (1985), featuring the artist as a mudcaked corpse, was sold by Phillips de Pury & Company for a record $2.7 million, near the $3 million high estimate. In 2011, a print of Untitled#96fetched $3.89 million at Christie's, making it the most expensive photograph at that time....

    Sherman's work is often credited as a major influence for contemporary portrait photographers. One such photographer is Ryan Trecartin, who manipulates themes of identity in his videos and photography. Her influence stretches to artists in other art mediums, including painter Lisa Yuskavage, visual artist Jillian Mayer, and performance artist Trace...

    Sherman lived with fellow artist Robert Longo, from 1974 to 1980, when they split. Sherman married director Michel Auder in 1984, making her stepmother to Auder's daughter, Alexandra, and her half-sister Gaby Hoffmann. They divorced in 1999.From 2007 to 2011, she had a relationship with the artist David Byrne. Between 1991 and 2005, she lived in a ...

  6. BLT’s aim is the production of discursive sites (at literal and metaphorical lunch tables), wherein cultural producers of color engage in critical dialogue on topics directly affecting our communities. They endeavor to create spaces, online and off, mirroring the activity and creativity present in sites where Blackness and Art are performed.

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