Gun Play

  • Rico Gatson, Gun Play, 2001, single-channel video, color, sound; 02:35 minutes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2015.7.1, © 2001, Aunrico Gatson

Exhibition Label
Rico Gatson appropriated the familiar imagery of pop-culture cinema in his 2001 video, Gun Play. It is an arresting collage that mixes sequences from Jack Hill’s 1974 blaxploitation film Foxy Brown and Sergio Leone’s epic spaghetti western The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, from 1966. Here Gatson composes a kaleidoscope of cult references and Hollywood clichés that confront the mesmerizing power of mainstream media.

Watch This!: Revelations in Media Art, 2015
Title
Gun Play
Artist
Date
2001
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums
Mediums Description
single-channel video, color, sound; 02:35 minutes
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Object – weapon – gun
Object Number
2015.7.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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