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Print of a person wearing a "Free Huey" button

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2 images
Designed by
Douglas, Emory, American, born 1943
Distributed by
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Subject of
Dr. Newton, Huey P., American, 1942 - 1989
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 16 7/16 × 10 13/16 in. (41.8 × 27.4 cm)
H x W (sheet): 22 11/16 × 14 7/8 in. (57.7 × 37.8 cm)
Type
prints
Place made
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1968 - 1971
Description
This brown tone print depicts a person wearing a white button with "FREE HUEY" text. The man wears a brownish grey jacket over a stripe shirt and grey pants with a hole in the right knee. The muzzle of a weapon rises above his right shoulder. Tears fall from his right eye, and he holds a cap, possibly a beret, in his hands. He stands in front of a tall container full of garbage. Garbage is scattered on the ground at his feet. There is a window visible behind the container. At the bottom left corner is the artist's signature "Emory [illegible]." In the margin below the image are two blocks of text and an image of a black panther. The text on the bottom right reads "Ministry of Information/ Box 2967, Custom House/ San Francisco, CA 94126." On the bottom left the text reads "Revolutionary art by/ Minister of Culture/ EMORY."
Topic
African American
Activism
Black power
Graphic design
Justice
Political organizations
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.97.11.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Artists Rights Society. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Visual Arts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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