Last week, Hank Willis Thomas met with the Aperture interns and gave them a special tour of his exhibition Pitch Blackness at Jack Shainman Gallery. Hank spoke about his newest works since publishing his first monograph, Pitch Blackness, both of which address complex questions about identity and race in America through diverse mediums. The interns engaged with the show and were invited to view the private part of the gallery housing the artist’s portrait of President Obama, Breakfast of Champion. The work was made in collaboration with Ryan Alexiev, and was recently sold at the Armory Show.
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