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First of All, She’s Colored

Exhibition Review: Salt Lake

First of All, She’s Colored
V. Kim Martinez at Art Access
by Geoff Wichert

A joke popular in the mid-twentieth century went like this. Recovering from a near-death experience, a man tells the eager listeners crowded around his hospital bed what happened to him after he had, for all intents and purposes, died: “I went to heaven,” he tells them, “and I saw God. And first of all, She’s colored.”…

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Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.

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