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Not Gone With The Wind, Lefferts House, Brooklyn

Nona Faustine (née Simmons)

Photography

In a series of self-portraits taken at various New York City locations, Nona Faustine confronts the viewer, taking possession of sites where enslaved African Americans lived, or where they were sold or buried, such as at the Lefferts House homestead in Brooklyn. Located a short distance south of the Brooklyn Museum in present-day Prospect Park, the Lefferts House and surrounding property were owned by a wealthy Dutch family whose fortune was sustained by slave labor. By positioning her partially naked body at these locations—which too easily appear benign today—Faustine demands recognition of the history of slavery in the United States, and our ongoing reckoning with its legacies.
MEDIUM Chromogenic photograph
DATES 2016
DIMENSIONS sheet: 27 15/16 × 42 in. (71 × 106.7 cm) image: 26 5/8 × 40 in. (67.6 × 101.6 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Photography
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2017.41a
CREDIT LINE Emily Winthrop Miles Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT ©Nona Faustine Simmons
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CAPTION Nona Faustine (née Simmons) (American, born 1977). Not Gone With The Wind, Lefferts House, Brooklyn, 2016. Chromogenic photograph, sheet: 27 15/16 × 42 in. (71 × 106.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, 2017.41a. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , CUR.2017.41.1_Simmons_photograph.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.2017.41.1_Simmons_photograph.jpg., 2017
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Nona Faustine (née Simmons) (American, born 1977). <em>Not Gone With The Wind, Lefferts House, Brooklyn</em>, 2016. Chromogenic photograph, sheet: 27 15/16 × 42 in. (71 × 106.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, 2017.41a. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , CUR.2017.41.1_Simmons_photograph.jpg)