America's Problem Solver, by John T. Riddle Jr., 1970s

John T. Riddle Jr. America's Problem Solver, 1970s

Medium: Welded metal
Dimensions: 31 x 45 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (78.7 x 115.6 x 28.6 cm)
Credit Line: Private collection. Photo by Ed Glendinning

America's Problem Solver depicts a handheld cannon with the letters USA wrapped around its center. The sculpture is meant to be a response to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War but can also be interpreted as a commentary on the country's overall foreign policy at this time.

 

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"America's Problem Solver." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016. https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/art/americas-problem-solver.