Decoy Gang War Victim

Decoy Gang War Victim

Decoy Gang War Victim
©1974, Harry Gamboa Jr.

Decoy Gang War Victim, was staged and photographed in East Los Angeles as a project to counteract negative stereotypes in both print and electronic media.

Decoy Gang War Victim, is in the permanent collection of  the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Decoy Gang War Victim, has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris),  Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Williams College Art Museum, and other institutions.

Decoy Gang War Victim, appeared on the cover of Artforum for its October, 2011 issue.

Decoy Gang War Victim can be seen in a recent exhibition catalogue:

Smithsonian Exhibit on American Art

The City Lost and Found at the Princeton University Art Museum

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