1960-70's VELVET PAINTING "ANGELA DAVIS" BLACK PANTHERS

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 08,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

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This auction is for a vintage Afro-American woman's portrait painting on black velvet, not sure of it's actual age but believe it to be from the late 1960's to early 1970's; the facial features of the woman in the painting remind us of and are very similar to those of Angela Davis, who was an activist from Birmingham, Alabama and associated with the Black Panthers organization; she held a teaching position in the Philosophy Department at UCLA but was removed in 1969 as a result of her social activism and membership in the U.S. Communist Party. In 1970 she was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list on false charges, and was subject to an intense police search that drove her underground and culminated in one of the most famous trials in US history. The painting is not signed, it is probably of Mexican origin as were many of the black velvet paintings from that era; the woman has several tears rolling down her cheek, the lower portion of the painting is more abstract than the facial features, almost two different painting styles and is open for your own interpretation--her own hand on her throat and chin resting on the other or someone else's hand strangling her with a serpent next to her face? An interesting piece regardless, it is framed in a period wooden frame and measures about 15" x 21" overall, painting alone is about 11 3/8" x 17 3/8"; finish to frame shows minor wear/damage; t is no major damage to the painting but t is a less than dime sized spot in a black area near the center, can be seen in our pictures, may only be on the surface but we did not try to clean it.

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