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The Bear, LA, Ca. 5/20/95

Artist: Walter Iooss (1943 - ) Primary
Date: 1995
20th Century
Dimensions: 24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm)
Dimensions Extent: sheet
Object Type: Photograph
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Archival pigment print
Credit Line: Gift of Robert Francesco P’23, 2019.
Accession Number: 2019.07.23
This work is not currently on view


This photograph features Mike “The Bear” Taliferro (1961–2006), who played for the Washington Football Team (now the Washington Commanders) from 1984 to 1987. He would later go on to become an actor, director, and producer.
To hear from the artist himself on the experience of photographing some of the 20th century's most famous atheletes, please see this video produced by Christie's




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photographs
Refers to still images produced from radiation-sensitive materials (sensitive to light, electron beams, or nuclear radiation), generally by means of the chemical action of light on a sensitive film, paper, glass, or metal. Photographs may be positive or negative, opaque or transparent. The concept does not include reproductive prints of documents and technical drawings, for which descriptors found under "" are more appropriate. The concept may include photographs made by digital means.
athletes
People trained or gifted in activities or contests involving physical skill, agility, stamina, or strength.
sports
Games that involve a significant degree of individual skill and physical prowess.

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