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Duro Olowu on William H Johnson's 'Children'

Episode 8 of 30

London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu chooses the painting 'Children' by William H Johnson from MoMA's collection. What will a fashion conscious eye spot in the work?

Art critic Alastair Sooke, in the company of some of the leading creatives of our age, continues his deep dive into the stunning works in the Museum of Modern Art's collection, whilst exploring what it really means “to see” art.

Today's edition features London-based fashion designer Duro Olowu. Duro chooses the 1941 painting 'Children' by William H Johnson from MoMA's collection. Johnson depicted scenes of everyday African American life in Harlem and in the South - but what will a modern fashion-conscious eye spot in the work?

Producer: Tom Alban

Main Image: William H Johnson, Children, 1941. Oil and pencil on wood panel, 17 1/2 × 12 1/2" (44.5 × 31.8 cm). Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (by exchange), Agnes Gund, Marlene Hess and James D Zirin, and the Hudgins Family, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 6.2016

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