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Malcolm X #3

1969
Barbara Chase-Riboud, American, born 1939

Chase-Riboud created this monumental sculpture by combining angled bronze forms with bundles of wrapped and knotted fibers. At the time, the artist was living in Paris, having moved there in 1960 from her birthplace, Philadelphia. Although she was abroad, the events of the civil rights movement occurring back home greatly affected Chase-Riboud. The assassination of Malcolm X in 1965 later prompted her to make a series of abstract sculptures dedicated to his life and legacy, including this one.

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