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The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Yale Center for British Art / New Haven / Art

“They don’t share our concerns or anxieties,” London-based artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye said of the characters in her portraits. “They are somewhere else altogether.” Yiadom-Boakye’s “suggestions of people”—predominately black, and drawn from her imagination, found images, and fiction—allow viewers to see stories in her portraits. Indeed, the impulse to project politics into her work, she says, is “essential.” This exhibition—the second in a series of three curated by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hilton Als—features recent paintings and prints, a collection hand-picked in collaboration with Yiadom-Boakye. —C.J.F.

Yale Center for British Art 1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510
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