Captive Image #4, from the Ethnic Heritage Group, by John Outterbridge, 1974-1976

John Outterbridge, Artist
Captive Image #4, from the Ethnic Heritage Group , c. 1974–76

Mixed media
33 1/2 x 16 x 22 1/2 in. (85.1 x 40.6 x 57.2 cm)
Credit Line
Collection Lyn Kienholz, Los Angeles. Photo by Ed Glendinning

Captive Image #4 is an assemblage sculpture of a figure with black and white stripes on the legs, a broken leather strap around its waist, and the number 12 written on the torso, referring to the uniform of a prisoner. In place of a head, there is a radio or television screen with an antenna, which may suggest someone who is "tuned in" and therefore potentially caught up with media propaganda.