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Nana

Date: 1977 | Identifier: DAO58588
Black and white photograph of John W. Outterbridge holding a doll's head named "Nana." The caption and rear of the photograph describe the doll's head and its place in Dem Folk: An Ethnic Heritage Doll Series. The series will "attempt to illustrate the incredible beauty and somtime invisible journey of the Black experience in America" according to Outterbridge, and will make use of discarded materials. Outterbridge is a Los Angeles-based painter, sculptor, and installation artist who was born in Greenville, North Carolina. Identity and culture are major themes in his work, and Outterbridge is known for works that feature found and discarded objects. more...