Keith PiperGo West Young Man 1987

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Artist
Keith Piper (born 1960)
Title
Go West Young Man
Date 1987
Medium14 photographs, gelatin silver print on paper mounted onto board
Dimensionsin fourteen parts, each: 840 x 560 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2008
Reference
T12575
Not on display

Summary

This work is made up of a series of fourteen panels combining black and white photographs with printed and handwritten text. The panels examine multiple historical, social and cultural readings of the black male body and investigate the production of gendered racial stereotypes during and after slavery. Piper has combined fragments of historic images relating to the slave trade and the abolitionist movement in Britain, stills from Hollywood films, family snapshots and photographs of lynchings and black male bodybuilders, presenting different modes through which the black male body has been commodified… (read more)

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