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The KKK Boutique

© Camille Billops. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.

The KKK Boutique

Artist: Camille Billops (Born in Los Angeles, California, 1933-2019)
Date: 1994
Medium: Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
30 × 21 1/2 inches (76.2 × 54.6 cm)
Edition: 20
Classification: Print
Credit Line: Gift of Robert G. Rosenthal, J.D. and Beth R. Friedland, MD, HS '80
Label Text:Camille Billops is an artist, filmmaker, and activist whose socially conscious works take on difficult subjects like racial stereotypes, and gender dynamics. Initially trained as a sculptor, Billops has also worked extensively as a printmaker, depicting difficult scenes with satire and humor. The title of this print comes from the 1994 film Billops produced with her husband, James Hatch, The KKK Boutique Ain’t Just Rednecks. Both works directly address racism in America. The film is a docu-fantasy “about everybody’s racism.” The print, one of a series, depicts vignettes of hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan, a violent white supremacist hate group in the United States that commits acts of aggression against people of color.
Provenance: (lender purchased directly from Brandywine.art)
Object number: 2017.11.1