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Woodruff stressed the significance of Douglass's role by appropriating the historical image engraved by Ritchie and adding an animated Douglass and the colorful American flag. 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The surface of Fishing Well is poured acrylic paint. The images, textures, and suggestion of depth derive from the way the artist pushed and pulled the acrylic paint across the wood surface. 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The influence of photography is seen in the arm of a third person poking in from the left side of the composition. 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[Gallery label text, 2007]", "Dedication" : "Marion Stratton Gould Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "United States", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/51.7_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/51.7_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/51.7_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/51.7_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "12389", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 25774, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/25774", "Disp_Access_No" : "2015.9", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1968", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1968", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1968", "Disp_Title" : "Charlie Parker", "Alt_Title" : "Bird", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Beauford Delaney", "Sort_Artist" : "Delaney, Beauford", "Disp_Dimen" : "28 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. 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Yellow, the color of sunlight, joy, and spiritual revelation, was Delaney’s favorite color. It was symbolic of his optimism as he struggled against the illnesses of alcoholism and depression that plagued him much of his life, eventually leading to his death in St. Anne’s Hospital for the Insane in Paris. [Gallery label text, Summer 2015]", "Dedication" : "Maurice R. and Maxine B. Forman Fund, Herdle Fund, Lyman K. and Eleanore B. Stuart Endowment Fund, Marion Stratton Gould Fund, and the Estate of Susan Eisenhart Schilling", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "United States", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "See notarized statement in curatorial file from Billy Dee Williams regarding his acquisition of this piece: "April 23, 2011: In 1968 I went to Paris with my good friend, James Baldwin, one of the great American novelists of the 20th Century. James was writing the life story of Malcolm X for Columbia Pictures, and wanted me to play Malcolm X. While we were in Paris Jarnes took me to visit one of his rnentors, Beauford Delaney. Delaney was living in a small atelier on the left bank of Paris. The walls of his atelier were covered with paintings, but this palnting in particular caught my eye. I said, "Wow, that''s a beautitul painting. What''s it about?" "lt''s about Charlie Parker. The title is Bird" Delaney responded. It was a recent painting, and what intrigued me is that it was Delaney''s interpretation of Bird, and anyone interested in Jazz at the time knew rvhat was meant by "Bird". As I stood there admiring it Delaney asked rne if I wanted it. It was a lovely gesture. 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