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March/April 2008 Centerfold

Branded Head by Hank Willis Thomas | Artscope Magazine
art: Branded Head
artist: Hank Willis Thomas

Branded and On Display demonstrates how the forms and tactics of branding dominate the psychic and visual environment of our culture. The work departs from a distinct issue or observation and brings us to a fresh understanding of our experience–how frequently we are scanned each day; how complex perceptions have been collapsed and condensed into simple signs and epithets; how advertising and display strategies shape our thinking.