New York: Universe Publishing, 1992. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's stiff illustrated wraps.
Catalog published in conjunction with a 1992-93 traveling exhibition on Black photographer and multimedia artist Lorna Simpson organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Born in Brooklyn, Simpson came to prominence for her pioneering approach to conceptual photography and video art in the 1980s and 90s. The pivotal exhibition, which was presented shortly after her first major solo show at MoMA in 1990, presented several of her early photo-text works including her celebrated "Gestures/Reenactments" (1985), a series of a cropped black-and-white portraits of a Black man’s torso juxtaposed with fragments of dialogue, and "She," a four-panel polaroid work of a faceless figure in a buttoned suit. Illustrated with color and black-and-white plates; with a foreword by Kevin E. Consey and texts by curator Beryl J. Wright and historian Saidiya V. Hartman; and with a chronology, exhibition checklist, and selected bibliography. Price sticker to lower wrap. Light soiling to wraps. Near fine. Item #7070