James Garner stood tall along side singers Joan Baez, group Peter, Paul & Mary, Odetta Holmes, Mahalia Jackosn and Bob Dylan, joining A-List actors Marlon Brando, Burt Lancaster, Charlton Heston, Paul Newman & wife Joanne Woodward, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Diahann Carroll, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, Sidney Poitier, Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, Sammy Davis, Jr., opera singer Marian Anderson, baseball legend Jackie Robinson and writer James Baldwin at the Civil Rights Movement’s “March on Washington.”
I was introduced to Franco’s art recently and was impressed with his use of 1960’s and 1970’s culture, politics, entertainment, and sports imagery in his work. I particularly dig his unique spin on the Fist Afro Pick, which back in the day represented Black Power and the Revolution. I am glad to have Franco’s art as a part of our Aesthetic Grooves blog. I hope you enjoy.