The Lifted X, by Melvin Edwards, 1965

Melvin Edwards The Lifted X, 1965

Medium: Steel
Dimensions: 65 x 45 x 22 in. (165.1 x 114.3 x 55.9 cm)
Credit Line: The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds, 2013. Photo by Tim Nighswander/IMAGING4ART, Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates

The title of this sculpture pays homage to Malcolm X, who was assassinated at the time it was being created. The Lifted X was first shown at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, where Edwards had his first solo exhibition in 1965.

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"The Lifted X." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016.