Tag Archives: African-Americans

2014: Jahmal

Gabriel Garcia Roman: Jahmal (2014); from a series, Queer Icons

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1883: Long Lake

Grafton Tyler Brown: Long Lake, B.C. (1883) Born to African-American parents who had left the slave state of Maryland for the free state of Pennsylvania in 1837, Grafton Tyler Brown set off for Sacramento at the age of 17 and … Continue reading

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1943: Workers and Paintings

Honoré Sharrer: Workers and Paintings (1943) I can’t identify all the paintings in this painting. Leave a comment if you can fill in the blanks:                   Hugo Gellert : Free Man’s Duties (No 4) … Continue reading

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1966: I Am Your Greatest Fan

   I grew up in musical theater. To me, the highlight and the epitome of my life as a singer and actor and a dancer/choreographer was to star on Broadway. And as my popularity grew once [Star Trek] was on … Continue reading

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1963: Pastoral

Richard Mayhew: Pastoral (c. 1963)

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1975: Fred Hampton’s Door

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 … Continue reading

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1970: Wet Paint

Adrian Piper: Catalysis III (1970)

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