Long A pair of black-and-white photographs with matching black frames and solid black backgrounds capture a portrait of a woman with short, kinky, black hair from behind and a wooden mask from behind with a carved chin-length wig that curls at the ends and comes to a point at the top. Centered below is a black label with white text that reads "the neighbors were suspicious of her hairstyle."
Short White icicle-like formations layered above plumes of blue smoke fill two side-by-side panels.
Long Billowing blue smoke fills the bottom of two side-by-side panels. Layers of white icicle formations obscure black-and-white newspaper clippings in the middle sections of each panel. Behind the forms, a wash of black, grey, and white fills the tops of each panel.
Lorna Simpson, American, b. 1960 The Clock Tower, 1995 Serigraph on felt panels Twelve parts, each: 33 1/2 × 22 1/2 in. (85.1 × 57.2 cm) Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Bernice and Kenneth Newberger Fund, 1996.42.a-m