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Harry Adams
Icons and people -12x12" C print - Rev Dr. Martin Luther King with Willie Mays

1963

$550

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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 by 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 Harry Adams' photography of iconic Americans, some of them well known throughout the world, who have brought their talents, fortitude, creativity to the world. Some of them are heroes of all time, who have dedicated their lives to advancing equal opportunities, making a more equitable and civil society. Their indelible influence changed the world. ABOUT THIS PHOTO: Dr. King and Willie Mays, Los Angeles, 1963 12x12" open edition C print Certificate of Authenticity estate stamped Description A handshake between Dr. King and baseball legend Willie Mays. Councilman Gilbert Lindsay (third from left) and Mrs Ethel Bradley (first right) look on. Stars for Freedom benefit concert. The gala was to benefit SCLS, CORE and the NAACP. The fundraiser was conceived by Sammy Davis Jr. and held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. 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, protests, and cultural events. “His work is not only a contribution to journalism, but also part of our history.” LA Times. Harry Adams' work has been licensed and / or used in documentaries, various exhibitions in America. Prints Approximate image size with white border all around: 12x12" C print, open Fiber base silver gelatin prints: 20x20" edition of 150 24x24" edition of 125 40x40" edition of 50 Larger sized prints available upon inquiry . Estate stamped / signed, with Certificate of Authenticity.

Details

  • Creator
    Harry Adams (1918 - 1988)
  • Creation Year
    1963
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2418400472

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