Artist: Roger C. Tucker III
An early example of Tucker’s photography-based compositions, “The Conk Still Reigns” comments on Black male hairstyles over the years; “Black hairstyles from the past still resonate in spite of the radical Afros and natural styles that tried to replace them. The images of me (bald baby, short hair in kindergarten, Afro’d teen and bald again baby boomer) aren’t as positive or ideal as my generation had hoped. The “do rag” is still with us, in search of the perfect “wave”.” The original 30 x 40 inch image was included in the Jersey City Museum’s HAIR TACTICS art exhibition in 2009.
Tucker Contemporary Art Limited Editions are printed with archival pigment inks on museum-quality 100% cotton archival fine art paper for maximum integrity and longevity. The editions are hand numbered, signed by the artist and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.