About the Work
From the Artist
This print is about the racism of the KKK and most hidden, the other people—the White women, Asian women, Black women. In other words, the print is saying we all have racism (through the act of throwing the cross) not just poor white people.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records
This print is related to the film The KKK Boutique Ain’t Just Rednecks
produced by Camille Billops and her husband, James Hatch, in 1994. The film addresses stereotypes, racism, and the violent history of the United States. KKK
is an acronym for Ku Klux Klan
, a military white supremacist organization that commits violent and racist acts against people of color.—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records
"Camille Billops' aesthetic choices and creative repertoire are bold and disruptive interpretations of contemporary issues. Straddling between abstraction, surrealism, and documentary, Billops’ creative output challenges convention through the sheer act of production. Billops is a clairvoyant muse who brings us one and all into a reality seen only through her irrepressible eyes.”—From http://billops-hatch.library.emory.edu/camille-billops-artist, accessed 6-4-2021
About the Artist
Sculptor, archivist, printmaker, and filmmaker Camille Billops was born in Los Angeles, CA. Billops earned a BA from California State University, an MFA from City College of New York (CCNY), and a PhD from the Université Paris-Sorbonne, France. Sh...
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