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Yeah Team

Ralph Arnold

Contemporary Art

In this mixed-media collage, Ralph Arnold, a participant in the Black Arts Movement in Chicago, combined what may seem to be disparate images of politics and sports. The photograph at the lower center of the canvas shows a very young Julian Bond, then a leader of the civil rights organization Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The images of football players layered against the montage of black men marching and soldiering may also be a commentary on racial equality, since the artist created this collage at a moment when the National Football League, an organization slow to integrate, merged with the American Football League, which recruited from historically black colleges and universities.
MEDIUM Oil and mixed media collage on canvas
DATES ca. 1970
DIMENSIONS 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Unsigned
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2012.80.2
CREDIT LINE 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
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Ralph Arnold
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CAPTION Ralph Arnold (American, 1928-2006). Yeah Team, ca. 1970. Oil and mixed media collage on canvas, 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 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, 2012.80.2. © Ralph Arnold
IMAGE overall, 2012.80.2_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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