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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: Photography
Creation Place: North America, America
Medium and Support: Archival pigment print
Credit Line: Gift of Robert Francesco P’23, 2019.
Accession Number: 2019.07.23
Not 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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