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Mendi Obadike, FF fundwinner 2002-2003, on the Whitney Museum's artport site.

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http://artport.whitney.org

Interdisciplinary artists Keith+Mendi Obadike present The Interaction of Coloreds, an online brown paper bag test. This project was commissioned by the Whitney Museum's Artport at <http://artport.whitney.org>, where it will be featured during the month of August.

"As 'gentlemen prefer blondes,' so everyone has a preference for certain colors and prejudices against others. As it is with people in our daily life, so it is with color."
--Josef Albers, Interaction of Color, p. 17

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http://artport.whitney.org

"With the discovery that color is the most relative medium in art, and that its greatest excitement lies beyond rules and canons, a more sensitive discrimination was needed."
-- Josef Albers, Interaction of Color, p. 66