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Is You Is or Is You Ain’t by Alison Saar

Is You Is or Is You Ain’t by Alison Saar

Tandem Press (IFPDA)



Edition Size: 50

Image Size: 13 x 9 inches

Sheet Size: 13 x 9 inches


Condition: Pristine

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Alison Saar carefully considers the physicality, conceptuality, and the history of the materials she chooses to work with. For this piece, Saar chose a flecked Chiri kozo paper. After the portrait was printed, the paper was treated with coats of shellac to achieve a stained quality. During the process of creating this print, Alison Saar said, “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t is about being racially ambiguous and gender fluid, so I was thinking of the paper being skin-like and translucent as an important component of the piece.”


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Alison Saar

Alison Saar is a Los Angeles, California based sculptor, mixed-media, and installation artist. Her artwork focuses on the African diaspora and black female identity and is influenced by African, Caribbean, and Latin American folk art and spirituality.

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