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Introduction
Willie Cole (born 1955 in Newark, New Jersey) is a contemporary American sculptor, printer, and conceptual and visual artist. His work uses contexts of postmodern eclecticism, and combines references and appropriation from African and African-American imagery. He also has used Dada’s readymades and Surrealism’s transformed objects, as well as icons of American pop culture or African and Asian masks.
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Q8021437
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Introduction
Best known for his assemblage works made from or with ordinary domestic and used objects such as shoes, irons and ironing boards that reference African and African-American experience and traditional objects.
Nationalities
American, African American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Assemblage Artist, Conceptual Artist, Graphic Artist, Installation Artist, Sculptor
Name
Willie Cole
Ulan
500334448
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