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“Ain’t That a Shame”

Fats domino

Ain’t That a Shame, © Charles Gillam Sr., Collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

This acrylic painting over carving on a wood board by Charles Gillam Sr., depicts Fats Domino (February 26, 1928–October 24, 2017) playing the piano on the roof of his flooded New Orleans studio during the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. It is in the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Click image for more information)

 
 
 

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