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Chains

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Artist:
Smith, Charles, 1940-
Medium:
mixed media cement
National Origin:
American
Type:
sculpture
Date:
1988
Description:
A metal armature and composite materials covered by a layer of concrete provide the form of a chained figure suspended from its arms. Coupled with the wooden shackles the artist is telling the story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade that displaced millions of Africans from their native countries to the Americas. Bound by chains they were sold at auctions, thus beginning the destruction of the African family in the Americas.
Cite As:
The Kohler Foundation Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of the Kohler Foundation.
Accession Number:
2004.0011.0015
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Data Source:
Anacostia Community Museum

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