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Brotherhood, Crossroads and Etc.

Brotherhood, Crossroads and Etc.

Artist: Lyle Ashton Harris (Born in the Bronx, New York, 1965)
Culture: American
Date: 1994
Medium: Unique Polaroid
Dimensions:
Frame: 35 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (90.2 x 67.3 x 6.4 cm)
Sheet: 30 3/4 x 21 3/4 inches (78.1 x 55.2 cm)
Image: 28 x 21 1/4 inches (71.1 x 54 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Blake Byrne, T'57
Label Text:This photograph captures the artist and his brother, Thomas Allen Harris, naked against a red, black, and green background reminiscent of the Black Liberation flag. Their interaction might be viewed as an embrace with an edge, as they confront the taboo of overtly sexual contact between family members. As Thomas points a gun at his brother’s chest, Harris’s image explicitly touches upon the many threats towards sexuality, gender, and race within the world today.
Object number: 2017.4.11