Simone Leigh, “Brick House”

Art, Outdoor art
Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019
Photograph: Timothy Schenck, courtesy the High Line

Time Out says

Simone Leigh’s 16-foot-tall bronze bust of a black woman takes its title from the 1977 Motown hit by the Commodores, and portrays its subject as a monumental head crowned by an Afro atop a domed-shaped body resembling a hut. With Brick House, Leigh salutes the strength and fortitude of women in the African Diaspora.

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