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Nicole Miller: Michael in Black

Nicole Miller: Michael in Black

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Nicole Miller: Michael in Black

W037229 | $25.00 / 10% library disc.

CARA, New York, 2022. Published in association with Pulp Fiction, Los Angeles.

256 pp. Well illustrated (some col.). 24 x 17 cm. In English. Paperback.

ISBN 9781954939004

The first monograph on Los Angeles–based artist and filmmaker Nicole Miller (born 1982), this volume comprises a chorus of cultural criticism by contemporary thinkers in response to Michael in Black, a bronze cast of Michael Jackson’s kneeling figure. Poured from a mold made directly from his body around 1986, this talismanic object comprises myriad aspects of celebrity and image: the objecthood of the performer, the potency and perversity of objects, death, grief and editing.The artist’s first foray into sculpture, Michael in Black serves as a point of departure for exploring concerns throughout Miller’s practice in moving image: her recurring interest in the self-performance of her film subjects; the dehumanizing effects of the mass gaze; the celebrity as a host object for contemporary projections; the tactility of film and the sculptural qualities of editing; and the potential for self-storytelling to reconstitute an individual’s wholeness.

Subject Headings: Western Art -- United States -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 -- Several Fine Arts Media (Western) -- African American Artists ; Women Artists --

Artist(s): Miller, Nicole

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