Lorna Simpson, American, born 1960
Internal dye diffusion transfer prints and text panel
From an edition of three
193 x 113 cm (76 x 44 1/2 in.)
Acquired 1992
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."