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JACOB LAWRENCE, “The Swearing In,” 1977 (silkscreen). | Gift of Dr. Herbert J. Kayden and Family in memory of Dr. Gabrielle H. Reem, 2013.110. © 2015 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

African American artist Jacob Lawrence and wife, fellow artist Gwendolyn Knight. Lawrence referred to his style as “dynamic cubism”, though by his own account the primary influence was not so much French art as the shapes and colors of Harlem.

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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: April 22, 2010

Artist Mary Sibande explores the intersections of race, gender, power and sexuality in her native South Africa with her many-layered sculptures. She actually “cast her own body in fibreglass and silicone to create ‘Sophie,’ the woman shown above. She then painted her a ‘flat black,’ so that she stands out like a dark and static shadow…