NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist received by Whitney Houston

Issued by
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
Owned by
Whitney Houston, American, 1963 - 2012
metal and wood
H x W x D: 13 3/4 × 8 1/8 × 8 1/8 in. (34.9 × 20.6 × 20.6 cm)
trophies (prizes)
Place used
Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California, United States, North and Central America
NAACP award given to Whitney Houston in 1993 for "Outstanding Female Artist" for the soundtrack to the film "The Bodyguard." The award features a silver colored metal figure of a man kneeling with his arms overhead and looking upward at a globe he holds, similar to representations of the mythological character Atlas. The globe is oriented with the continent of Africa facing front. The figure is screwed from below to a two-tiered wooden platform painted black. A silver plate is nailed around the exterior side of the bottom tier and is engraved with text reading: 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards / 1993 / OUTSTANDING FEMALE ARTIST / WHITNEY HOUSTON / "THE BODYGUARD SOUNDTRACK".
African American
Popular music
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Estate of Whitney Houston
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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