Andy WarholBirmingham Race Riot 1964

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Artist
Andy Warhol (1928‑1987)
Title
Birmingham Race Riot
Date 1964
MediumScreenprint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 510 x 610 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1996
Reference
P77809
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The riots at Birmingham, Alabama, in the spring of 1963 were notorious across America, and with this wide publicity the event was one of the climaxes of the Civil Rights Movement. Supporters of Martin Luther King, protesting at segregation at lunch counters, were attacked by the police with dogs and water hoses, and King himself was arrested. Warhol contributed this small print to a portfolio of work by ten artists, published the year after the riot. The image is changed only in size and status from a newspaper photograph… (read more)

September 2004

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