Mojo for 1404, by Melvin Edwards, 1965

Melvin Edwards Mojo for 1404, 1964

Medium: Welded steel
Dimensions: 10 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (25.4 x 16.5 x 11.4 cm)
Credit Line: Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York. Photo by Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART, Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates

The composition of Mojo for 1404 is largely spherical, with contours created by either carving deep lines into the surface or using the welding process to adhere linear forms to it. The title pays homage to Edwards's childhood home in Houston; 1404 was the house number.

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"Mojo for 1404." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016.