A Monument for Braddock
"Momme Silhouettes," 2010. Prototype for "A Monument for Braddock"
"John Frazier, LaToya Frazier and Andrew Carnegie," aluminum plate, 2010. Prototype for "A Monument for Braddock"
LaToya Ruby Frazier presents at the 2013 Creative Capital Artist Retreat
"Grandma Ruby & Momme at Saks 5th Avenue NYC," 2010. Prototype for "A Monument for Braddock"
"Memorial Shrine for Grandma Ruby," 2009. Prototype for "A Monument for Braddock"
LaToya Ruby Frazier
A Monument for Braddock will be built on the lot where LaToya Frazier’s childhood home once stood in her hometown of Braddock, PA, a steel-mill town located five miles outside Pittsburgh. The artist’s objective is to create a new kind of landmark in response to the current demolition and gentrification that has uprooted and erased the community’s history. A Monument for Braddock will be a three-story brick building—a slightly altered version of Frazier’s childhood home that was demolished in 2004. It will house shrines, statues and photographic archives documenting the lives of the current long-standing residents born and raised in Braddock.
2012: Frazier is in residence at the Carnegie Library in Braddock