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, gelatin silver print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1994.11.2, © 1994 Tony Gleaton. Reproduction of this image requires the Artist's permission.

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"
Artist
Date
1990, printed 1994
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

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