1975: Fred Hampton’s Door

Dana C Chandler - Fred Hampton's Door 2 (1975)

Dana C. Chandler: Fred Hampton’s Door 2 (1975)

Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton was drugged and murdered by the Chicago Police in 1969.  Dana Chandler first memorialized the event in 1970 with a small trompe I’oeil painting of a door riddled with bullet holes. When that work was stolen from a exhibition, he executed this version using an actual door.

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