COMING OF AGE Printed matter attached to wooden crib headboard. Plain paper, envelopes, shoelaces, ink, gouache, chalk, colored pencil, tape. adhesive stars and dots. 44 x 30 x 4 inches.
AMINAH'S DAILY BREAD 2015. Cloth, paper, plastic cup, wire, papier maché, wood, nail polish, glue, button, glass tube with cigarette and match. 5.25 x 10 x 8 inches.
AMINAH POEM (detail) 2015. Index card with button. 3 x 5 inches.
UPPER EAST SIDE 2009. Wall hanging of shoulder pads in cotton, silk and other fabrics. 46 x 17 x 0.75 inches.
Coming Of Age
honors Danroy "DJ" Henry Jr., a
who was shot
dead by police
on Oct. 17, 2010.
Years later, the
courts ruled that DJ died a
Upper East Side (top)
is about a woman I photographed on York Avenue, New York City,
with her cart full of plastic bags.
Her likeness, created from shoulder pads, became a star for 30 seconds.
recipient Aminah Robinson (1940-2015),
was shown Oct. 8,
2015, ACA Galleries,
New York, at a charity auction and
85th birthday for
artist Faith Ringgold.
Video recorded Sept. 15, 2009, at
The Museum of Modern Art by "30 Seconds" project artist
Copyright ©2009, MoMA
Used with permission.