Exhibitions: That Place: Selections from the Collection

Rashaad Newsome: Status Symbol #20

A modern-day coat of arms assembled from images of luxury consumer items, this collage could be regarded as a catalogue of status symbols coveted by contemporary celebrities. Within the traditional heraldic format, the central image of rapper LL Cool J is flanked by large gold Rolex watches. Inspired by coats of arms on the facades of historical European buildings, Rashaad Newsome brings this tradition, which originated in the mid-twelfth century, into the present.