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Barbershop, 2019

Barbershop is a staged African wall art photographic piece from the Greetings from America story by the artist Jean Malek. Digital pigment print on 100% cotton fine art paper, matte finish

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Inspired by the ‘80s classic Coming to America, Malek satirizes the American Dream, rendering its ideological shortcomings palpable, in a series of works that depict a fictional African prince in the capitalist landscape of a Western metropolis.

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67.5 x 45 in
171.45 x 114.3 cm

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24 x 16 in
60.96 x 40.64 cm

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Jean Malek

(B. 1983) Jean Malek is an award-winning director and photographer. His work is influenced by box office and indie movies, fashion, and fine art photography, often blurring the boundaries between fields and genres. Rooted in storytelling, Malek’s approach is driven by irreverence, subversiveness, and eclectic cultural references. His evocative images often push the limits of good taste to create arresting images that comment on social, political, and economic issues. Malek's dystopian art often pulls from the world of cinema, imagining compelling characters that hint at a larger narrative in a single shot. His work is always quintessentially contemporary and larger-than-life.

Barbershop, 2019 by Jean Malek, 67.5" X 45" archival pigment print on pure cotton fine art paper — Courtesy of Please Don't Tell

ABOUT THIS WORK

Inspired by the ‘80s classic Coming to America, Malek satirizes the American Dream, rendering its ideological shortcomings palpable, in a series of works that depict a fictional African prince in the capitalist landscape of a Western metropolis.

ABOUT

Jean Malek

(B. 1983) Jean Malek is an award-winning director and photographer. His work is influenced by box office and indie movies, fashion, and fine art photography, often blurring the boundaries between fields and genres. Rooted in storytelling, Malek’s approach is driven by irreverence, subversiveness, and eclectic cultural references. His evocative images often push the limits of good taste to create arresting images that comment on social, political, and economic issues. Malek's dystopian art often pulls from the world of cinema, imagining compelling characters that hint at a larger narrative in a single shot. His work is always quintessentially contemporary and larger-than-life.

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Barbershop, 2019

Barbershop is a staged African wall art photographic piece from the Greetings from America story by the artist Jean Malek. Digital pigment print on 100% cotton fine art paper, matte finish

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