- Exhibition Label
- New Orleans native Antoine "Fats" Domino was already a popular figure in the world of rhythm and blues when his songs such as "Ain't That a Shame" and "Blueberry Hill" (depicted here on the piano) exploded onto the rock-and-roll scene in the 1950s, attracting an enormous popular following.
- Artist Red Grooms, who listened to rock-and-roll in his studio, considers this piece a tribute to Domino. Grooms's interest in three-dimensionality eventually led not only to his construction of huge sculptural pictoramas but also smaller-scale paper sculpture, including innovative printed and glued constructions like this exuberant and witty portrait.
- Data Source
- National Portrait Gallery
- Red Grooms, born 7 Jun 1937
- Antoine Domino, Jr., 26 Feb 1928 - 24 Oct 2017
- Credit Line
- National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
- Color lithograph on paper
- Vitrine: 43.8 x 51.8 x 44.1cm (17 1/4 x 20 3/8 x 17 3/8")