Lyle Ashton Harris
By Anna Deavere Smith
Known for self-portraits which explore issues of performance, identity, family, gender, masculinity, and race, Lyle Ashton Harris here presents a now iconic series featuring himself in a variety of loaded guises: Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker, and the "Boxer." Anna Deavere Smith's essay powerfully explores her relationship to the photographs and the artist.
This inaugural publication of Gregory R. Miller & Co. has led to performances by Anna Deavere Smith of her text in venues including The Studio Museum in Harlem and the UCLA Hammer Museum.
Paperback, 8.75 x 10.5 inches, 56 pages, 19 color images
Published August 2004