Lyle Ashton Harris’s Blow Up

Yesterday I spent the day listening to excellent talks on soccer and art. Daniel Haxall, a professor at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania drew our attention to Blow Up, a series of installations by Lyle Ashton Harris. At the center of Blow Up is this shoe advertisement featuring Zindane in a pose that looks an awful lot like that of Manet’s Olympia (scroll down), as she’s being attended to by a black servant.

Lyle Ashton Harris Ready Made

Lyle Ashton Harris, Ready Made, 2001.

Ashton Harris Blow Up Sevilla

Lyle Ashton Harris, Blow Up (Sevilla), 2001


Lyle Ashton Harris, installation view of Blow Up at Scottsdale Museum of Art, 2008

Manet, Olympia, 1863

Manet, Olympia, 1863

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