Blocks and strips work-clothes quilt

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Cotton, denim, twill
108 x 90 inches
Collection of
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

In 1991, Andrea Williams, who was eighteen at the time, appropriated Loretta Pettway’s work-clothes palette but divided the surface vertically so that muted denim strips in a narrow column function like chords, underscored by the basso profundo of the dark fabric that predominates.