Octavo. Unpaginated (20pp). Original stiff wrappers. Remarkable photographic work in which "Rajé, the superhero rescues the racial archetypes of Aunt Jemina and Uncle Ben from their respective perches on the covers of pancake and rice boxes. Rajé then commutes them from plump middle-aged matron and kindly elder into lean, swimmingsuit-clad icons of beauty and prowess. Sporting black patent leather clothing and boots, Rajé and her female companion exude the sexual power and control that is associated with the character of a dominatrix and that decisively sabotages the docility associated with the black servant. " (Farrington 223) Cox reappropriates such racial stereotypes and difficult historical facts by means of an intertextual role-play, characterized by aggressive humor and theatricality, to underline their political significance. Bookseller Inventory # 33887
Title: Rajé, A Superhero: The Beginning of a Bold ...
Publisher: Christinerose Gallery
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: vg
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Christenrose, 1998. Softcover, staple-bound, 16 pages, very good condition, light rubbing to covers; no internal marks. Seller Inventory # ReCoCh125
Book Description Christinerose Gallery, New York, 1998. Softcover. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 16 pages. 10 full-page color plates. With an essay by Sean Gibbons. Published on the occasion of the exhibition, February 21 - March 28, 1998. Tight, clean and crisp. A faint hint of wear to slightly rubbed silver colored wraps, otherwise Fine. No inscriptions. Not ex-library. Very Scarce.; Square 8vo. Seller Inventory # 08302