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High Aspirations

Ernie Barnes
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Ernie Barnes' High Aspirations is a work of art depicting a black man about to dunk a basketball into a homemade wooden basketball hoop.

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Description

Ernie Barnes' High Aspirations is a work of art depicting a black man about to dunk a basketball into a homemade wooden basketball hoop.

Specs.
Edition Open Edition
Framed No
Height 16 Inches
Length 27 Inches
Medium Art Print
SKU erba114
Ernie Barnes
Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr. was born July 15, 1938, in a poor section ("the bottom") of Durham, North Carolina. His father, Ernest Barnes Sr., worked as a shipping clerk at Liggett Myers Tobacco Company and his mother, Fannie Mae Geer, was employed as a domestic for Frank Fuller Jr., a wealthy Southern attorney who would guide Barnes into the world of art.
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