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

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

Medium: Mixed media
Dimensions: 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.

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"Captive Image #4, from the Ethnic Heritage Group." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016.