Peluquería/Barber Shop (Oaxaca, Mexico), from the series "Africa's Legacy in Mexico"

  • Tony Gleaton, Peluquería/Barber Shop (Oaxaca, Mexico), from the series "Africa's Legacy in Mexico", 1990, printed 1994, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1994 Tony Gleaton. Reproduction of this image requires the Artist's permission., Museum purchase, 1994.11.2

Exhibition Label
Traveling the dusty back roads of the Americas by bicycle, bus, or in a converted 1972 Army ambulance, Gleaton sought out communities that bear traces of Africa’s legacy in the New World. In Mexico he made his home in isolated villages in Oaxaca and on the Costa Chica south of Acapulco and sought out a village called Nacimiento de los Negros (Birth of the Blacks); in Bolivia he lived with descendants of the African slave trade.


African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
Title
Peluquería/Barber Shop (Oaxaca, Mexico), from the series "Africa's Legacy in Mexico"
Artists
Date
1990, printed 1994
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Interior – commercial – barbershop
  • Cityscape – Central America
  • Object – furniture – chair
  • Occupation – service – barber
  • Figure group – male and child
Object Number
1994.11.2
Palette
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