(OPB2 021) Carrie Mae Weems - Africa Gems and JewelsWeems, Carrie Mae
Africa: Gems and Jewels is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist. ?In the earlier 90s after traveling throughout the Sea Islands on the Southeast Coast on the United States, I decided that it was time to go home, back to Africa. There was something that I needed to know about the nature of myself. In love with customs, beliefs and material cultural, I made many pictures, but only a few of handful of people. The portraits for Africa: Gems and Jewels are that handful.? ? Carrie Mae Weems Carrie Mae Weems is one of the most influential contemporary American artists living today. Her work investigates race, family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power. Weems is represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Africa: Gems and Jewels is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist. ISBN: 978-1-59005-546-5 Hardcover, 6 x 8 1/2, 16 pages, 18 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph.