Brotherman First Painting

Created by
Anyabwile, Dawud, American
Subject of
Big City Comics, Inc., American, 1989 - 1996
acrylic on canvas
H x W x D: 56 11/16 × 56 11/16 × 1 3/4 in. (144 × 144 × 4.5 cm)
Place made
East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
A color painting of Brotherman by Dawud Anyabwile. The image depicts Brotherman from the waist up. He is wearing a blue suit with a large “B” on his forehead and another “B” on his chest. His arms are extended out towards the viewer and his hands are clenched in fists. “BROTHERMAN” is written in blue stylized text above the image. “Dictator of Discipline” is written in white stylized text across the bottom of the image. Written in silver paint in the bottom right corner is “©DAViD J. A. SiMS 1992.”
African American
Comics and graphic novels
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Brotherman Comics / Big City Entertainment, Inc.
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Big City Entertainment, Inc.
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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