Donald Rodney


Donald Rodney, ‘In the House of My Father’ 1996–7
In the House of My Father 1996–7
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Donald Gladstone Rodney (18 May 1961 – 4 March 1998) was a British artist. He was a leading figure in Britain's BLK Art Group of the 1980s and became recognised as "one of the most innovative and versatile artists of his generation." Rodney's work appropriated images from the mass media, art and popular culture to explore issues of racial identity and racism.

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Artist as subject

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Film and audio

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Behind The Scenes

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Tate Etc

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Art Term


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Art Term

The Blk Art Group

Formed in Wolverhampton, England, in 1979, The Blk Art Group was an association of young black artists who, inspired by ...

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British black arts movement

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Sketches, letters, etc.

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