UNCLE SAM PROTEST
In Concert with Cuba, Break The Blockade
July 24, 1976 NYC, Academy of Music Concert Hall
Stage performance documentary photograph
16x20 Inch Archival Giclee Print, true archival print, 150+ years
Satin Paper, Pigmented Inks
Image Dimensions @ 12x18 Inches with white border
Signed/Titled and Dated by Clyde Keller
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11x14 or 12x18 inch Fuji Crystal Archive photographic print(s)
Lustre Paper, fade resistant for over 20 years
Image dimensions @9x13.5 or 11x16.5 inches with white border
Signed/Titled and dated by Clyde Keller
Presented in archival sleeve, Unframed
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In this documentary arts image Uncle Sam is classically posed riding atop the backs of workers in a double entendre illustrating the exploitative effects of the American Empire upon the impoverished Third World. Its biting satire brutalizes the symbolism of the American icon inverting its intended meaning in a protest against Cold War tactics. The staged event memorializes this protest and sent a message for ending the economic/trade embargo against Cuba which endures to this day nearly 36 years later.
On the day President John F. Kennedy died a personal representative had been directed to meet with Castro about the possibility of normalizing the relationship between Cuba and the United States. With Kennedy's death the hope for the normalization of relations between the two countries died. Castro has publicly stated in a recent interview that if President John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated, there was no question but that relations between Cuba and the United States would have probably improved. Instead, the economic blockade has continued for decades. Kennedy's views challenged the status-quo of the Washington D.C. power brokers by calling for more peaceful forms of cooperation with the Soviet Union and its allies. Kennedy stood for curtailing the devastating influence of U.S. hegemony toward the third world. He was sympathetic to nationalistic movements throughout the third world because he understood the anti-colonial sentiments of the peoples of Africa, Latin America and Asia.
Now, 36+ years later this photograph still dramatizes the continued frustration many have throughout the world with the imperial aspects of American Foreign Policy.
"Uncle Sam Protest" Copyright © 1976 Clyde Keller
ABOUT CLYDE KELLER:
Hi, I'm a photographer and artist selling my fine art prints at clydekellerphoto.etsy.com.
My work is sold as Fine Art Giclee (inkjet) prints or fade resistant Fuji Crystal Archive (photographic) prints.
Clyde is known internationally for his historic photographs of Robert F. Kennedy. His RFK images are featured in Rory Kennedy's documentary film, "ETHEL" which debuted at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights has recently acquired key images from Clyde's RFK portfolios for their collection. Historic photos of author Ken Kesey, William Burroughs and actor Bill Murray are featured in Mark Christensen's book Acid Christ. Clyde's portrait of actor/director Warren Beatty is the cover photo for Peter Biskind's, Star. Several vintage documentary images appear in a new NFL films project, entitled, "Fearsome Foursome" as well as Dan Forrer's upcoming HBO documentary film centering on the birth of Hip Hop music. The Seattle Museum of History and Science now features his vintage Seattle skyline panoramas. His regional portraits of surviving pioneer families (and characters) appear in several new books, periodicals and webzines, including Ken Bilderback's, Creek with No Name, a new soft cover about the history of Cherry Grove, Oregon.
Clyde is the grandson of Clyde Leon Keller, (1872-1962) an important Oregon-based Plein-Air Impressionist Painter. His portfolios can be viewed at www.clydekeller.com.
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