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© John E. Rozelle
Title: Barehanded War No. 4
Date: 1987
Artist: John E. Rozelle
American, born 1944
Medium: acrylic and mixed media on canvas with fabric
58 5/8 x 69 1/2 x 2 in. (148.9 x 176.5 x 5.1 cm)
Credit Line: Funds given by Eleanor J. Moore, Friends of African American Art, and the Alturas Foundation
Object Number: 20:2008
Current Location: Not On View
In Barehanded War No. 4 artist John Rozelle references the haunting effects of apartheid and colonialism in South Africa. The image shows two black South African protestors dragging the broken body of a wounded comrade. Gold is sprinkled throughout the white-on-white image to symbolize an earlier policy of political and economic injustice and racial segregation driven by money and power.
Publication History
Title: Museum News : African American Art in the Museum's Galleries
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
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