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Laylah Ali

Two figures seen from the chest up confront one another with open mouths. The ambiguity of Ali's drawing makes it startling and resonant with multiple meanings. Are they about to kiss? Are they biting one another out of viciousness or in sexual abandon? Are they shouting at one another aggressively? Are they engaged in a secret ritual? Each is clothed in an elaborate outfit including headdresses and covered in dazzling patterns.
Artist
Date of Birth
(b. 1968)
Date
2006-07
Medium
Ink and pencil on paper
Dimensions
24 x 19 in. (60.96 x 48.26 cm.)
Accession #
2008.6
Credit Line
John Lambert Fund
On View
No
On Loan
No