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by NLS Staff | January 18, 2017
<p>Image from the series <em>Hard Candy</em></p>
<p>Nail art by Glynuss Alexander.&nbsp;</p>
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Image from the series Hard Candy

Nail art by Glynuss Alexander. 

<p>Inlay with orange orchids, el melon and nameplate ring, 2015</p>
<p>Archival pigment print</p>
<p>26 x 40&rdquo;</p>
<p>Nail art by Tiff EB.&nbsp;</p>
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Inlay with orange orchids, el melon and nameplate ring, 2015

Archival pigment print

26 x 40”

Nail art by Tiff EB. 

<p>Stilettos with fruit salad inlay on yellow swirls, 2013</p>
<p>Archival pigment print&nbsp;</p>
<p>50 x 44"</p>
<p>Nail art by Glynuss Alexander.</p>
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Stilettos with fruit salad inlay on yellow swirls, 2013

Archival pigment print 

50 x 44"

Nail art by Glynuss Alexander.

<p>Designs with Runts, 2013</p>
<p>Archival pigment print</p>
<p>50 x 44&rdquo;</p>
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Designs with Runts, 2013

Archival pigment print

50 x 44”

<p>Gold, 2016</p>
<p>Archival pigment print</p>
<p>26 x 30"</p>
<p>Nail art by Glynus Alexander.</p>
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Gold, 2016

Archival pigment print

26 x 30"

Nail art by Glynus Alexander.

<p>Untitled #2, 2014</p>
<p>Archival pigment print</p>
<p>20 x 29"</p>
<p>Nail art by Yara Fernandez.</p>
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Untitled #2, 2014

Archival pigment print

20 x 29"

Nail art by Yara Fernandez.

<p>Gina, 2013</p>
<p>Archival pigment print</p>
<p>30 x 36"</p>
<p>Nail art by Gina Gonzalez (pictured.)</p>
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Gina, 2013

Archival pigment print

30 x 36"

Nail art by Gina Gonzalez (pictured.)

<p>Image from the series <em>Hard Candy</em></p>
<p>Nail art by Glynuss Alexander.&nbsp;</p>
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Image from the series Hard Candy

Nail art by Glynuss Alexander. 

<p>Inlay with orange orchids, el melon and nameplate ring, 2015</p>
<p>Archival pigment print</p>
<p>26 x 40&rdquo;</p>
<p>Nail art by Tiff EB.&nbsp;</p>
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Inlay with orange orchids, el melon and nameplate ring, 2015

Archival pigment print

26 x 40”

Nail art by Tiff EB. 

<p>Stilettos with fruit salad inlay on yellow swirls, 2013</p>
<p>Archival pigment print&nbsp;</p>
<p>50 x 44"</p>
<p>Nail art by Glynuss Alexander.</p>
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Stilettos with fruit salad inlay on yellow swirls, 2013

Archival pigment print 

50 x 44"

Nail art by Glynuss Alexander.

<p>Designs with Runts, 2013</p>
<p>Archival pigment print</p>
<p>50 x 44&rdquo;</p>
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Designs with Runts, 2013

Archival pigment print

50 x 44”

<p>Gold, 2016</p>
<p>Archival pigment print</p>
<p>26 x 30"</p>
<p>Nail art by Glynus Alexander.</p>
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Gold, 2016

Archival pigment print

26 x 30"

Nail art by Glynus Alexander.

<p>Untitled #2, 2014</p>
<p>Archival pigment print</p>
<p>20 x 29"</p>
<p>Nail art by Yara Fernandez.</p>
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Untitled #2, 2014

Archival pigment print

20 x 29"

Nail art by Yara Fernandez.

<p>Gina, 2013</p>
<p>Archival pigment print</p>
<p>30 x 36"</p>
<p>Nail art by Gina Gonzalez (pictured.)</p>
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Gina, 2013

Archival pigment print

30 x 36"

Nail art by Gina Gonzalez (pictured.)

Helen Maurene Cooper is a photographer whose book, Paint & Polish: Cultural Economy and Visual Culture from the West Side, will debut on February 23. A celebration of nail art and culture within Chicago, Maurene spent eight years creating her photos for the book, as well as building relationships with nail techs, salon owners and clients.

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