Lorna Simpson, Flipside, 1991

Images of Lorna Simpson, Flipside

  1. Long A pair of black-and-white photographs with matching black frames and solid black backgrounds capture a portrait of a woman with short, kinky, black hair from behind and a wooden mask from behind with a carved chin-length wig that curls at the ends and comes to a point at the top. Centered below is a black label with white text that reads "the neighbors were suspicious of her hairstyle."
Lorna Simpson, American, b. 1960
Flipside, 1991
Gelatin silver prints and Plexiglas plaque
Installed two photographs and plaque: 51 ¼ × 69 ¾ in. (130.2 × 177.2 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift from The Howard and Donna Stone Collection, 2002.62.a-c

Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago