Lev T. Mills
This image features poet, playwright, essayist, and novelist Amiri Baraka (1934–2014), who changed his name from LeRoi Jones in 1965 following the assassination of Malcolm X. For Baraka, along with many other Black artists, the late 1960s marked a turning point in his life, and he subsequently dedicated himself to the pursuit of a political Black aesthetic that might lead to liberation for Black people, and eventually for the Third World in general. He is widely regarded as the founder of the Black Arts Movement, called the “artistic” wing of the Black Power Movement.
Screenprint on paper
Signed in pencil
Dated and titled in pencil; numbered "16/50" in pencil
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Gift of R.M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange, Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund
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Lev T. Mills (American, born 1940). A Winner, 1972. Screenprint on paper, Image: 23 x 18 in. (58.4 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R.M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange, Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2012.80.33. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2012.80.33_PS4.jpg)
overall, 2012.80.33_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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