Hank Willis Thomas is an artist who gets people talking–about pop culture, history, and race. For his series, Branded, he co-opted the language and logos of advertisements to produce images that are both personal and provocative. In one piece, the Nike swoosh symbol is etched like a scar on the side of a manʼs bald head. In another, the famous Mastercard “Priceless” slogan appears across a photograph of a family at a graveside funeral.
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