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I Wanna Be Like Tina
  • Sherry Whetstone
    born 1957
    born: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States ; active: United States
  • I Wanna Be Like Tina, 2000
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, piecing, quilting, appliqué, plastic beads, buttons
  • Object Height/Width: 81 x 53 in
  • Private collection of artist
  • Not on display
  • EL2017.032
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Narratives of the Soul", 08-Jul-2017
This quilt is inspired by singer Tina Turner. Born in Tennessee as Anna Mae Bullock, Turner is one of the most successful female musical artists, with 11 Grammy Awards. Her 1984 hit song “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” was at no. 1 on the U.S. Billboard chart for three weeks. There is also a quilt by Whetstone in the accompanying exhibition, And Still We Rise.