Untitled (Fist), by John T. Riddle Jr., c.1965

John T. Riddle Jr. Untitled (Fist), c. 1965

Medium: Mixed media
Dimensions: 37 x 6 1/2 x 5 in. (94 x 16.5 x 12.7 cm)
Credit Line: Private collection. Photo by Ed Glendinning

Untitled (Fist) is a wood and steel sculpture in which the artist has placed an inverted rake on top of a wooden plinth. The rake's teeth are bent into a fist, a symbol of the Black Power movement as well as a left-wing activist symbol of solidarity.

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"Untitled (Fist)." 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/untitled-fist.