Black Power - Do Black Lives Really Matter?

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Creator

Jade Davis @jaded52 @jadedavis.art

Title

Black Power - Do Black Lives Really Matter?

Coverage

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Description

Two works on plywood panels. The first is a red square with a Black man in the center, raising his right fist and wearing flared, high-waist, green pants. To his left and right are green trapeziums with block letters reading "Black" and "Power." These shapes give the work a 3D quality.

The second work is a painted television screen, showing a live news clip of a Black person with their hands raised as three police cars drive toward them. The bottom of the screen has the highlights reel reading "Do Black Lives Really Matter?" The artist's IG handle is in the corner, but isn't legible in the photo.

Source

From the contributor: "My wife and I went downtown to photograph the protest art as we knew that it would not last (for a variety of reasons). The military was still on the streets, a curfew was still in place, and police were still assaulting innocent protestors. Columbus is the capitol of Ohio, so much of this was around the capitol building."

Rights

Scott S. Lawski

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

SE

Identifier

UAM-GF_1446

Original Format

Painted Panels

Geolocation

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