The Sound of Light: Reflections on Art History in the Visual Culture of Hip-Hop

Thompson, Krista
December 2009
Art Bulletin;Dec2009, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p481
Academic Journal
In this article the author examines an aspect of hip-hop culture, viewing it through the prism of contemporary art history and art criticism. According to the author contemporary manifestations of hip-hop, in music videos, in print or in cover art, generate distinct manifestations in representation and visibility, particularly among black youth. Among other issues, the article examines the hip-hop aspects of contemporary art as represented in the paintings and other artwork of Kehinde Wiley and Luis Gispert.


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