Malcolm X #5
Pioneering sculptor Barbara Chase-Riboud created Malcolm X #5, a 6-foot sculpture of polished bronze and silk, in 2003. For more than 50 years, Chase- Riboud has combined metals with textiles to create imposing works inspired by identity, history and loss. The sculpture is part of an ongoing series, a memorial to the slain civil rights leader Malcolm X. It was a gift from Nigel and Ayodele Hart.
Barbara Chase-Riboud, Malcolm X #5, 2003. Polished bronze and silk with steel support, 76 1⁄2 × 29 × 27 inches (194.3 × 73.7 × 68.6 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum. Gift of Nigel and Ayodele Hart. © Barbara Chase-Riboud; Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York, New York.