Birmingham Race Riot
On View: Special Exhibition Gallery, 5th Floor
Warhol’s repetitions of Charles Moore’s photographs from Birmingham, Alabama, brought the reality of police violence into art spaces at a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement, after they had appeared in a Life magazine photo-essay that shocked white Americans. As today, some viewers may have felt reassured to see police violently uphold the white supremacist status quo.
Black ink silkscreen print on off-white moderately textured wove paper
sheet: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm)
frame: 27 3/4 x 31 3/4 x 1 7/8 in. (70.5 x 80.6 x 4.8 cm) (show scale)
Chopmark lower right recto
Gift of R. Wallace and Ruth Bowman
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Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987). Birmingham Race Riot, 1964. Black ink silkscreen print on off-white moderately textured wove paper, sheet: 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R. Wallace and Ruth Bowman, 86.285.9. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.285.9_PS6.jpg)
overall, 86.285.9_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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