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Joe Louis
  • Art Kane
    1925–1995
    born: New York, New York, United States ; died: Lancaster, Kentucky, United States ; active: United States
  • Joe Louis, circa 1962
  • published in Esquire magazine, June 1962
  • Where object was made: United States
  • chromogenic color print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 34.3 x 22.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 9 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0489.01
Description

Color print from slide. Image of an African American male figure (identified as Joe Louis). The image is shot looking up at the man. His fists are shown in close-up. His collar is turned up on his jacket.