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Maker(s):Johnson, Rashid
Culture:American (1977-)
Title:Thurgood in the Hour of Chaos from the Exit Art portfolio America America
Date Made:2009
Materials:Photo lithograph
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 21 15/16 x 29 5/8 in; 55.7 x 75.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  EDITION/SIGNATURE/DATE: verso, lwr. r. (graphite): 39/50 R[ill.] J[ill.] 09
Accession Number:  UM 2012.6.6.5
Credit Line:Gift of Exit Art
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

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The black and white image of an young black man with a white spray-painted symbol of a oval and an cross over his face.

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Making Their Mark label text:
The work by Rashid Johnson, which uses archival footage and historical icons to comment on African American culture, is often grouped together with the Post-Black movement. This image of an anonymous young black man is made even more striking by the gash of white around the man's head, which looks as though it has been spray-painted onto the canvs. - Pauline Miller, ICP Intern, Summer 2014

men; political events; politicians; portraits; religion; race; African American; symbolism; black and white

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