Acquired 1992
Lorna Simpson

American, born 1960

Suit, 1992

Internal dye diffusion transfer prints and text panel
From an edition of three
193 x 113 cm (76 x 44 1/2 in.)

In Suit, Lorna simpson examins gender representation and the implications of fashion by presenting a woman in masculine clothing.  In speaking of this work, the artist has stated: “I like using the figure a of the black woman to talk about many different things, including men.  I don’t have to have a man in the picture to suggest that these figures are both male and female.  I’m hoping to stretch the viewer’s perceptions beyond thoughts of race and gender.”