Not A Compliment
Not A Compliment

Not A Compliment

Jessica Esch
January 2021

From the Jessica Esch: Fill in the Blanks exhibition 

Original Quote:
ELMA LEWIS: It depends on who you mean when you're talking about the general community. If you're talking about the white community, they don't want us to thrive so they're not going to put money up.
ROBERT BROWN: And they didn't even in -
ELMA LEWIS: In the beginning or in the end.
ROBERT BROWN: In the '60s?
ELMA LEWIS: No, no.
America is America.

Source:
Oral history interview with Elma Lewis, July 25 and Sept. 19, 1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. (Page 20)

Details:
Underwood-Olivetti Studio 44 typewriter
Havana Alfajores interior packaging
8 1/4" x 13"