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© Laylah Ali

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© Laylah Ali

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Laylah Ali

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Laylah Ali

American, born 1968

Untitled, 2000

gouache on paper

sheet: 8 x 4 1/2 inches (20.32 x 11.43 cm); framed: 12 5/8 x 9 x 1 1/4 inches (32.07 x 22.86 x 3.18 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Charles Clifton Fund, 2001

2001:11

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Paintings

Work Type

Gouache (painting)

Information may change due to ongoing research.Glossary of Terms

Laylah Ali addresses thought-provoking questions of race and politics through her small figurative paintings. Although seemingly simple, the works are meticulously constructed; lines are precisely drawn and color is delicately applied. Her subjects usually recall comic book characters. They are anthropomorphic beings, without discernible gender or race, who personify intense power struggles. 

Label from Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One: Humor and Satire from the Collection, November 19, 2016–March 19, 2017

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