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Artist:Henry Clay Anderson , American, 1911 - 1998 Title:Motorcycle Riders Date:c. 1960 (printed 2007) Medium:Gelatin silver print, edition 8/10 Culture: American Dimensions:13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (34.3 x 26.7 cm) Sheet: 14 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (35.9 x 28.3 cm) Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Kenneth Montague/The Wedge Collection, in honor of the exhibition "Becoming" at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Accession number:2011.13.1 Label Copy: Henry Clay Anderson was a professional photographer who chronicled the prosperous African American enclave of Greenville, Mississippi from the late 1940s until the 1970s. Documenting middle class black Southerners in a segregated world, he brought attention to a much neglected chapter of African American history. Anderson photographed weddings, funerals, sporting events, nightclubs and other gatherings. This photograph was taken in front of Anderson’s photography studio and captures a young couple on their customized motorcycle wearing leather jackets that express their personal identity. Provenance: Purchased from Steven Kasher Gallery in New York by donor, Dr. Kenneth Montague (2007). Steven Kasher Gallery acquired the work directly from the Estate of Henry Clay Anderson. Steven Kasher Gallery 521 west 23rd street new york ny 10011 p: 212 966 3978 f: 212 226 1485 e: info@stevenkasher.com w: http://www.stevenkasher.com hours: tues-sat 11am-6pm

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