Carrie Mae Weems is an American artist who works with text, fabric, audio, digital images, and installation video, and is best known for her work in the field of photography. Her award-winning photographs, films, and videos have been displayed in over 50 exhibitions in the United States and abroad, and focus on serious issues that face African Americans today, such as racism, sexism, politics, and personal identity.
Beside having her work in various collections, from the MoMA in NY to the Tate Museum in London, she won the McArthur ‘genius’ Grant and was the first African-American woman to be given a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum.
“Slow Fade to Black” consists of blurred, soft-focus images of mid-20th century stars like Marian Anderson, Dorothy Dandridge, Billie Holiday and Eartha Kitt — the work is foremost about rekindling interest in path-setting African-American entertainers who have vanished from our collective imagination.
Hardcover, limited edition of 100 hand-numbered copies, printed on exclusive heavyweight Japanese paper and bound in Japanese cloth. Accompanied by a separate exhibition-quality original print, numbered and signed by the artist, on 11 x 14 inch paper