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    Artist Name:

    Elizabeth Catlett

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1915 - 2012

    Title:

    Target

    Date:

    ca. 1955

    Medium:

    Terracotta

    Dimensions:

    14 x 10 x 8 inches

    Credit Line:

    Purchase with funds from Bridget and Jerry Dobson and General Acquisitions Fund

    Accession Number:

    2006.28

    Copyright:

    © Elizabeth Catlett/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

    On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway Level, Gallery 404
    Sculptor and graphic artist Elizabeth Catlett is perhaps best known for her work’s emphasis on themes of racial injustice, social and political protest, love, dignity, and essential human vitality. With Target Catlett summarizes the African American male experience in a society fraught with social conflict. This piece predates the better-known bronze of the same title and subject, which also includes an enlarged gun sight that literally centers the man’s face in the crosshairs of the viewer.



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