Pope.L : Proto-Skin Set
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Pope.L : Proto-Skin Set

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By Pope.L


Pope.L: Proto-Skin Set explores early works the artist (William) Pope.L (born 1955) made between 1979 and 1994 exploring materiality and language. Published in this volume for the first time are the artist's Proto-Skin Sets, a selection of mixed-media collages and assemblages that the artist began making as a student in the 1970s engaging the social constructions of language, race and gender. Treating language as an image and images as a language, these works anticipate his ongoing project Skin Sets, text-based works that employ language to construct pointed, absurd and layered messages about the vagaries of color. 


Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash  

0.4" x 12.0" x 9.5" / 1.35 lbs

80 pages