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Camille Billops. Untitled (KKK Boutique Ain't Just Rednecks)
Camille Billops (b. 1933). Untitled (KKK Boutique Ain't Just Rednecks), color etching, 1993.
Gift of the artist, 2003.
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An award-winning artist, filmmaker, and author/publisher, in her work Camille Billops addresses social issues both broad and intimate, including race, identity, family, and human relationships. With her husband, writer James Hatch, she is co-founder of the Hatch-Billops Collection in New York City, an extensive archive of Black American cultural history.

This untitled etching is related to the 1994 film KKK Boutique Ain't Just Rednecks, described by Billops and Hatch as "a docu/fantasy about everybody's racism." Billops' work was recently on display at the Library of Congress in the exhibition Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop. An online version of the exhibition is available at:

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