• Simone Leigh Will Be First Black Woman to Represent U.S. at Venice Biennale

    10 days ago - By Hypebeast

    Simone Leigh is widely-recognized for large-scale sculptures that center upon the experiences of Black women. The artist often utilizes materials and forms that are connected with African art. One of her seminal pieces is a work titled Brick House , a five-meter-tall bronze sculpture portraying a Black woman that is currently installed on the High Line greenway in New York City. Leigh's works are in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Leigh will be the first Black woman to...
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