Artist Wilmer Wilson IV covered his entire body in postage for his public series titled Henry Box Brown: Forever. The live show took place in the squares of Washington, inviting passerbys to look at the tiny stamps that covered his figure from the top down.
In addition to enthralling and entertaining viewers, Wilson IV also aimed to spark greater discussion on the theme of slavery. His preoccupation with the mail system stems from the story of Henry Brown who shipped himself from Virginia to Pennsylvania in an attempt to evade slavery. Given the significance of the event, the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities approved of Wilson IV's display as in unfolded throughout Washington.
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