FLO-JO World Record Nails

Dublin Core

Title

FLO-JO World Record Nails

Subject

Social and Cultural Identities
Unapologetically Black Style
Blaxidermy
Florence Griffith Joyner
1988 Olympics

Description

Collection displays artwork that deconstructs traditional fixtures of beauty as an extension of female identity at the intersection of art and feminism. All of Council’s works deal with gender, from the performance of femininity, to societal expectations, to beauty rituals, to the particular challenges for female “elite, manual laborers,” such as athletes and artists.

Creator

Artist: Pamela Council

Date

2012 | 2020

Rights

Collection archived at the request of the artist.

Relation

"Comprised of two thousand acrylic fingernails painted to emulate the elite runner’s manicure from the 1988 Olympics, the work is one of the artist’s earlier realizations of BLAXIDERMY, as it explores the rituals and perceptions of Black adornment, as well as the complexities of adulation and vilification of celebrities." - Denny Dimin Gallery

Format

Sculpture | 60 in x 40 in x 22 in

Language

English

Type

African American Sculpture

Identifier

FLO-JO

Coverage

1988 Olympics

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Collection Artwork

Files

FLO Jo.png

Reference

FLO-JO World Record Nails, Artist: Pamela Council, 2012 | 2020

Cite As

Artist: Pamela Council, “FLO-JO World Record Nails,” REPOSITORY, accessed June 17, 2024, https://artlibrarydeco.omeka.net/items/show/51.

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