A cross word: Turner prize winner Lubaina Himid's Guardian headline mashups

By Sacha Craddock

The artist takes issue with how the Guardian uses images of black people – so she recrafts its pages with graphic images of her own. Her curator explains the subtle power of these works

Lubaina Himid takes pages from what she calls “our liberal paper” and paints across them. She investigates, each time, with colour and a sophisticated graphic touch. It is a patchwork of intervention: many of the original elements are left alone, exposing unwitting cultural habits and expectations. She makes a sort of crossword out of the relationship between a headline, about knife crime, for instance, and a photograph of a winning sportsman, or woman, and leads the eye and brain across.

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