OSSIE ON THE ROAD
OSSIE ON THE ROAD is a 7x5 work on paper. It consists of a found b&w photo booth portrait hand-colored with prisma markers, paint pen, and ink. The man's name was written in ink on the hat as shown and enhanced. The appropriated background is a 1947 cover from The Negro Motorist Green-Book. These guides gave people of color advice on safe places to sleep and eat in the Jim Crow-era.