He Was Just A Boy - Emmett Till | Bringing Back Bowery

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Creator

Catt Caulley and Robert Blodgett

Title

He Was Just A Boy - Emmett Till | Bringing Back Bowery

Coverage

310 Bowery, New York, New York, 10012

Description

A portrait of Emmett Till in the artist's colorful style with an oversized head, long thin neck, and small shoulders and torso - a restyling of a classic image of Till wearing a brimmed hat, Till was a 14-year-old African American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family's grocery store. The brutality of his murder and the fact that his killers were acquitted drew attention to the long history of violent persecution of African Americans in the United States. Till posthumously became an icon of the civil rights movement. The text around the plywood portrait reads: "He Was Just A Boy Only 14 They Loved Young and They Died Young. Emmett Till."

Source

Posted by @Bringing_Back_Bowery on Instagram. Caption: "Amazing Mural by @cattcaulley and @liza_and_the_clouds at 310 Bowery Bar."

Rights

Artists: Catt Caulley and Robert Blodgett
Image: @Bringing_Back_Bowery on Instagram

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

F.S.

Identifier

UAM-GF_1611

Original Format

Painting on plywood

Geolocation

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