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Harry Adams
Icons 16x20" silver gelatin print - Martin Luther King Jr. reception in LA 1963

2020

$1,500

About

This is a new and growing selection of photography curated in early 2019, of iconic figures, as well as ordinary people going about their life in a different moment in time curated by gallery in Los Angeles. Some of these images are published for the first time, available exclusively through gallery. In this series, we present photography by various respected photographers, of iconic Americans, some of them well known throughout the world, who have brought their talents, fortitude, creativity to the world. They have made their mark in their fields of expertise and still continue to contribute to society. Some of them are heroes of all time, who have dedicated their lives to advancing peace, justice and equality, making a fairer, more equitable, civil society. Their indelible influence changed the world. About this photo: On May 26, 1963, at what is well known as the “Los Angeles Freedom Rally”, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968) addressed nearly 40,000 people, one of the largest civil rights rallies in the country, at Wrigley Field in South Los Angeles, at Wrigley Field, LA’s first baseball stadium to the Los Angeles Angels. This photo was taken at an evening reception for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, attended and supported by many, regardless of race, who support the higher ideals of a more equitable society. In attendance amongst many others: Marlon Brando, Anthony Franciosa, Ralph Abernathy, Paul Newman, Polly Bergen, Joanne Woodward, and Sammy Davis Jr. This photograph is both beautiful and historically significant, and is part of the history of Los Angeles' and Hollywood's fundraising efforts and contribution. Print: Title: Martin Luther King Jr. Reception Post Los Angeles Freedom Rally, 1963 Photographer: Harry Adams 16x20" paper size, thin white border all around Numbered, limited edition of 150, signed by Estate of Harry Adams Fiber-base b&w silver gelatin print in Los Angeles, Calif. Original Certificate of Authenticity stamped, from estate of Harry Adams Editions: 11x14" open edition 16x20" edition of 150 20x24" edition of 125 30x40" edition of 50 (paper size) Fiber-based silver gelatin on Ilford paper Estate stamped / signed, with Certificate of Authenticity. Framing available upon inquiry. 1stdibs buyer and gallery protection, full insurance shipping. Introduction to Harry Adams: Harry Adams (b. 1918, Arkansas – d. 1988, Los Angeles ) was one of the best-known members of the Los Angeles African American community. Adams worked as a freelancer for the California Eagle and Los Angeles Sentinel for 35 years. He trained at the California School of Photography and Graphic Design and although he took these photographs as part of his journalistic assignments, his artistic ability to capture the essence of a particular moment in time earned him the moniker “One Shot Harry”. His collection is particularly rich in its images of the prominent African Americans who defined his era, but also of ordinary life, documenting social life, schools, civil rights organizations, music, sports and cultural events. “His work is not only a contribution to journalism, but also part of our history.” LA Times.

Details

  • Creator
    Harry Adams (1918 - 1988)
  • Creation Year
    2020
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2417625692

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