ELLEN GALLAGHER (B. 1965)
ELLEN GALLAGHER (B. 1965)
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ELLEN GALLAGHER (B. 1965)

Love Parade

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ELLEN GALLAGHER (B. 1965)
Love Parade
oil on wood
2 x 180 in. (5 x 457.2 cm.)
Executed in 1998.
Provenance
Gagosian Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1998
Exhibited
Museo de la Ciudad de México, Five Continents and One City: Second International Salon of Painting, November 1998-February 1999, pp. 50, 66-68 and 331 (illustrated).
SITE Santa Fe, Disparities & Deformations: Our Grotesque, July 2004-January 2005, pp. 58-59 and 164 (illustrated).
London, Tate Modern; Tampere, Sara Hilde´n Art Museum and Munich, Haus der Kunst, Ellen Gallagher: AxME, May 2013-June 2014, pp. 96 and 209, no. 35 (illustrated).
Savannah, SCAD Museum of Art, Ellen Gallagher: ICE or SALT, September 2013-January 2014.
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Lot Essay

"Blackface minstrel is a ghost story. It's about loss; there's a black mask and sublimation...[B]lackface minstrel was the first great American abstraction, even before jazz. It's the literal recording of the African body into American public culture. Disembodied eyes and lips float, hostage, in the electric black of the minstrel stage, distorting the African body into American blackface."
—Ellen Gallagher, "History and Drag: Ellen Gallagher in Conversation with Cheryl Kaplan," DB-Artmag, 2006 (online).

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