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I Had a Dream, 1968

Edward Biberman

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Purchased with funds provided by the American Art Council (M.2011.42),

Oil on Masonite, 24 x 30 in.

Martin Luther King, Jr., is depicted in this portrait by artist Edward Biberman shortly after the activist’s April 1968 assassination. Biberman did not present an ordinary full-face portrayal, but instead focused on the telling eyes of a leader in the American civil rights movement. An iconic portrait of a hero of the 20th century, this image is as recognizable, even in its partial view, as King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.