Twelve ink jet prints of color photographs created by Fabiola Jean-Louis in 2020 for her project, Rewriting History, and printed in 2021. The images consist of discrete portraits of women and a girl with African heritage wearing paper gowns fashioned as silk and taffeta and often holding similarly constructed objects, imcluding a violin, as well as surrounded by symbols of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century luxury. Jean-Louis embellished the clothing and objects as well as the backgrounds of the portraits with symbols and images of the African American experience in the United States including flagellation, lynching, rape, and slavery.
Prints have images 79 x 61 cm on sheets 84 x 67 cm in window mats 102 x 77 cm.
Three prints in corresponding window mats housed in each box with interleavng boards with affixed Mylar sheets between each mat.
Signed and numbered on verso by photographer.