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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

#FromMarginToCenter: Disability and Art: Creatives


Yayoi Kusama is facing the camera, sitting in an armchair covered in her black and yellow polka dot design. She is surrounded by her other polka-dot sculptures. She is wearing a red and black polka dot dress and a red wig.

A self-portrait by Riva Lehrer. It highlights Lehrer's spinal disability. She is facing away from the viewer with her back exposed. She sits in a pond with greenery, rain, and gold lights all around her.

A photo of Yinka Shonibare beside one of his sculptures. He faces the camera, smiling. He is sitting in his mobility aid. The sculpture has the head of a globe and wears the Dutch wax fabrics popular in African culture


A photo of disability rights protestors with mobility aids at the Capitol Rotunda in 1991