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Willie Cole, artist

Willie Cole is a celebrated African-American artist who constructs and assembles everyday found objects into works that transmit spiritual and often mythical power through allusion, metaphor, and symbolism. He is best known for a series of works involving the cultural symbolism of a simple household item, the flatiron. Cole’s work often examines the relationship between the forms of everyday objects and the identity of individuals who use them.

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  • Willie Cole, artist (#106)

    Renee talks with internationally renowned artist Willie Cole during his visit to Lexington for the African American Forum Ball.