Hank Willis Thomas “Unbranded”

Brooklyn Museum

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In the series Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America, Hank Willis Thomas appropriates print advertisements from 1968 to the present that targeted a black audience or featured black subjects. From the original ads, taken from popular magazines such as Ebony and Essence, the artist digitally removed all text as well as logos. The remaining figures and scenarios are often both captivating and perplexing, especially in juxtaposition with the sometimes witty and provocative titles given to each image by the artist (which include the original date of the ad followed by the date of the Willis Thomas work).
[Image: Hank Willis “Why wait another day to be adorable? Tell your beautician ‘Relax Me’” (1968/2007) Chromogenic photograph 34 1/8 x 30 in.]




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Suggested Contributions: Adults $10, Seniors and Students $6, Members and Children under 12 and First Saturday of the month 5pm to 11pm Free

Venue Hours

From 11:00 To 18:00
thursdays closing at 22:00,
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays
Note:First Saturday of the month 11am to 11pm


Address: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Phone: 718-638-5000 Fax: 718-501-6136

Subway: 2/3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum

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