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Barber Shop Politics

A work made of graphite on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of graphite on cream wove paper.

Date:

1939

Artist:

Allan Rohan Crite
American, 1910-2007

About this artwork

A lifelong resident and observer of Boston’s South End, Allan Rohan Crite explained that he “used the black figure to tell the story of man” in his spontaneous, unconstrained drawings. Avoiding what he felt were African American clichés, he recorded—with precision and emotion—modern 1930s middle-class people going about their ordinary lives in his urban neighborhood.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Allan Rohan Crite

Title

Barber Shop Politics

Origin

United States

Date

1939

Medium

Graphite on cream wove paper

Dimensions

460 x 305 mm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Gaylord Donnelley

Reference Number

1975.40

Extended information about this artwork

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