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Sons of the Devil

A work made of silver dye-bleach print.
© 1980 Luis Medina.

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  • A work made of silver dye-bleach print.

Date:

1980

Artist:

Luis Medina
American, born Cuba, 1942–1985

About this artwork

Born in Havana and educated in Spain and Miami, Luis Medina came to Chicago in 1967 to study sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After finding mentors in photography professor Harold Allen and Art Institute curator Hugh Edwards,however, he abandoned sculpture for photography. Medina eventually began to document Chicago’s vibrant street life and graffiti, gaining the trust of members of the Puerto Rican motorcycle gang Sons of the Devil as well as other street gangs. In this portrait, the gang members pose with defiant authority but a hint of a smile for the photographer.

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Photography

Artist

Luis Medina

Title

Sons of the Devil

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1980

Medium

Silver dye-bleach print

Dimensions

27.5 × 26.7 cm (image); 35.4 × 27.8 cm (paper)

Credit Line

In Chicago Portfolio Fund

Reference Number

1990.597.3

Copyright

© 1980 Luis Medina.

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