John W. Outterbridge with sculpture


Title
John W. Outterbridge with sculpture
Description
Black and white photograph of John W. Outterbridge standing next to one of his sculptures. The sculpture is a small truck welded together and placed on wooden blocks above the ground. Behind the truck, there is dirt dumped on the ground. Outterbridge is a Los Angeles-based painter, sculptor, and installation artist who was born in Greenville, North Carolina. A veteran of the U.S. Army and an administrator at the Watts Towers Arts Center and the Pasadena Art Museum, Outterbridge’s art often features found objects and is politically and socially charged, driven by the events in Watts in the 1960s, the black district of Los Angeles, and the Watts Towers constructed by artist Simon Rodia. Identity and culture are major themes in his work.
Date
June 27, 1970
Original Format
photographs
Extent
15cm x 22cm
Local Identifier
DAO58579
Subject(s)
Spatial
Rights
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