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Todd Murphy Wink Bill Lowe Gallery Atlanta

In Wink exhibit, late artist Todd Murphy tips his hat to the Kentucky Derby’s forgotten champions

At the Bill Lowe Gallery, director Donovan Johnson has mounted a weighty showing of Todd Murphy’s work. The marquee exhibit, Wink—Murphy’s endearing nod to James “Jimmy” Winkfield and other Black jockeys—comprises roughly 30 paintings and mixed-media works that examine the relationship of Black identity and labor in the South through the history of African American jockeys, horse racing and the concept of the workhorse.

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