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The Black Banal

Greene Naftali, New York, New York; Image Text Ithaca Press, Ithaca.

Softcover

Color

15 pages

11 x 8 inches

9780996735179

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Tony Cokes

The Black Banal, a limited edition, hand silk-screened portfolio, is a graphic blast of found text sourced and sequenced by Tony Cokes. Cokes channels the intense boredom and extreme anger generated by his encounter with the source material into an act of “minor deconstruction.” The fact that race was rendered marginal, and banal, in its original reading context makes the excerpts more resonant, and intriguing in their isolation, producing new, broader connections in a different place and time.

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