Using an extraordinary range of materials and sources, Jaffe intends to provoke debate on racial, colonial and philosophical issues in his work. ‘Strange Fruit’, inspired by the Billie Holiday song, incorporates a photograph of the mob-lynching of two black men in the American South, painted on to the decaying wall of a shanty dwelling. The distorting mirrors, and two-dollar bills plastered onto the work, draw attention to the hatred and suffering caused by human greed and prejudice.
|Medium||Oil encaustic, US.$2 bills, metal powders, distorted mirrors, wood, corrugated metal|
|Dimensions||258 x 440 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Donation, Mr George Shiffrin, 1995|
|Not on view|
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