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Distributed by:
Universal Pictures, founded 1912  Search this
Designed by:
Art Sims, American, born 1954  Search this
Subject of:
Spike Lee, American, born 1957  Search this
Danny Aiello, born 1933  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 41 x 27 in. (104.1 x 68.6 cm)
Place depicted:
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A poster from the 1989 Spike Lee film, “Do the Right Thing” featuring color images of Danny Aiello, Spike Lee, and a young unidentified girl as seen from above. The title appears as the girl's chalk drawing in yellow text with a bright blue background as a street. To the right of the title is the text [Bed-Stuy] and at the bottom right is a childlike drawing of a figure shooting a gun and a police car. Below the title is the text “A Spike Lee Joint.” At the top of the poster is a tag line printed in yellow type: [It’s the hottest day of the summer./You can do nothing,/You can do something,/or you can…]
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dow B. Ellis
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1989 Universal City Studios
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture