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Making art 'should be uncomfortable' – a conversation with visual artist Lorna Simpson

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Lorna Simpson, a pioneering visual and conceptual artist whose striking work on race, gender and identity has placed her among the leading artists of her generation, was recently honored by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts University with the SMFA Medal, given annually in recognition of creative excellence in visual art, art history and arts advocacy. Simpson’s works have been presented in many of the world’s major art museums. Much of Simpson’s work focuses on experimenting and discovering new ways to develop imagery.
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Rihanna And Artist Lorna Simpson: Breaking New Ground

In an exclusive commission, the Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin founder collaborates with the celebrated artist on reinterpreting modern-day glamour. We can all agree, 2020 tried us. From the unsurmountable stress brought on by the ongoing global pandemic and crippling racial unrest to non-stop White House tweets and devastating natural disasters, we had very few moments of bliss.
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5 Things You Need To Know About Artist Lorna Simpson

Our January/February 2021 issue is a collaborative effort between global pop star and entrepreneur Rihanna and celebrated artist Lorna Simpson. Simpson has been heralded for her work in the arts, specifically her collages of Black women. “[Collaborating] with Rihanna and ESSENCE magazine is quite incredible,” Simpson said to us while...
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Rihanna covers Essence magazine, in collaboration with Lorna Simpson

Rihanna’s a masterpiece. The music and fashion icon, 32, covers the January/February 2021 issue of Essence looking like a painting, thanks to artist Lorna Simpson. Simpson created original photographic collages for the cover and a 12-page portfolio entitled, “Of Earth & Sky,” with the pop star posing against the galaxy, in an oyster shell, with rough diamonds on her head and more.
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Rihanna Covers Essence, Creates Art With Photographer Lorna Simpson

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and part-time musician Rihanna Robyn Fenty covers February 2021’s issue of Essence magazine in a collaboration with visionary multimedia artist Lorna Simpson. The partnership resulted in a series of original photographic collages, with one on the cover and a 12-page portfolio, titled “Of Earth & Sky,” inside the magazine. “Lorna is a legend,” Rihanna told Essence. “Honestly, I just didn’t think I could get her, but I like reaching for the stars and I like challenging myself.” Internationally known for her photo collages that recontextualize images of Black women to comment on gender, identity, race, and representation, 60-year-old Simpson continues to explore those ideas in this project with Rihanna and her 22-year-old daughter, writer and actor Zora Simpson Casebere, who penned the accompanying essay, “Anthems of Possibility.” “[Collaborating] with Rihanna and Essence magazine is quite incredible,” Simpson said to the mag while on set. “As an artist, I’m able to deliver these unusual images of someone who is so well-known and so recognizable… It’s an amazing opportunity.” 2021 has been nothing but history-making, and in this case at least, that’s a good thing. Take in the mesmerizing photos of Rihanna below.
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Rihanna Channels Earth & Sky With Lorna Simpson for Ethereal 'Essence' Cover

Rihanna looks like an ethereal goddess for the January/February 2021 cover of Essence, which the magazine unveiled Thursday (Jan. 14). The Bajan pop superstar shines like an immaculate Mother Earth in a series of photographic collages for the cover and 12-page portfolio titled "Of Earth & Sky," captured by Lorna Simpson. The 60-year-old renowned artist, who's famous for recontextualizing images of Black women from old Ebony and Jet magazine pages and earned the J. Paul Getty Medal in 2018, interpreted modern-day beauty by capturing the global star in a nebula, on a bridge and more larger-than-life sights.
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Contemporary Artist Lorna Simpson Has Created Rihanna’s Latest Magazine Cover

As one of the most charismatic pop-stars-turned-makeup-moguls in recent memory, it’s only fitting that Rihanna has graced the covers of countless style and culture magazines, and that the deft hands of many different kinds of artists have shaped Rihanna’s image over the years. However, it’s always notable when a talented creative discovers a new way to show us someone we’ve seen hundreds of times before, and that’s certainly the case with the February 2021 cover of Essence magazine, which was created by none other than the lauded multimedia artist Lorna Simpson. Best known for her photographic collages, Simpson creates images of Black women adorned with elevated, often fantastical materials.
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All the Details on Rihanna’s Magical ‘Essence’ Cover by Artist Lorna Simpson

Absolutely stunning. Rihanna’s artistic Essence spread is one of the most unique celebrity magazine cover stories we’ve seen in a very long time. On Thursday, January 14, the publication dropped it’s January/February 2021 cover featuring a portrait of the Fenty Beauty founder, 32. But this isn’t your average, high-fashion photoshoot. Instead the brand commissioned the artist Lorna Simpson to “interpret modern-day beauty in collaboration with the global star,” which resulted in a series of beautiful collages to create a portfolio entitled, “Of Earth & Sky.”
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Rihanna Teams Up With Lorna Simpson For Essence Cover

Rihanna is on the cover of the January and February 2021 issue of Essence. The singer teamed up with legendary artist Lorna Simpson for the shoot. For the photos, RiRi is said to be "reinterpreting the narrative of modern-day beauty" and the photographic cover collage is deemed "Of Earth & Sky."