12/20/2012 08:24 am ET Updated Feb 19, 2013

Andrea Pippins Creates Art Celebrating Black Women's Hair

t does not take much to get folks worked up about black women's hair. For some, their personal choices about their hair become public cultural events. (See: Oprah Winfrey. Gabby Douglas. Viola Davis.) But while black women's hair is obsessively discussed and debated, it's rarely celebrated.

Enter Andrea Pippins. Last week the Baltimore-based graphic designer and artist released "Crowns of Color," a four-poster series of prints which does exactly that.


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