TheRemix

Timeline of appropriations of Huey in a Rattan Chair

Huey Remixed is an ongoing project that collects and chronologically organises the many versions and appropriations of the iconic image of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair.

At this moment, the collection of ‘Huey Remixed’ consists of more than 70 different versions. We have organised this collection in this chapter through a timeline; it begins with the first appearance in ‘The Black Panther’ of May 15, 1967,  continues until today. Every entry has been provided with a date (when?), place (where?), author (by whom?), subject (what?) and medium (how?).

For the image collection, go to Timeline of Huey Remixed. Have you seen a remix that isn’t part of this collection yet? please send us a mail.

Timeline (index)


1967 05.1505—070711.23
1968 01 • 02.17 • 11 • 11.29 
1969 & 1969 01.15 • 01.25 • 02.02 • 05.0407.22
1970 01.030202.17 • 05 • 08.15
1971
1972 0505.11
1975 01
1979 09.21
1985
late 1980s / early 90s
1990s
1992 10
1995 05.03
2000
2003 09.2311.25
2004
2008
2011 02.1106.15
2013 201305
2015 11
2016 10.07
2017 & 2017 04.20 • 04.21 • 06.19 • 07.06 • 08.04 • 10 • 10.05
2018 03.31 • 10.31 • 12.11
2019 02.0102.11 • 11.01
2020 02.2802.2903.27 04.17 • 08.08 • 08.2310.27
2021 03.24

 

Date, place, subject, author, medium


On May 15, 1967 in Oakland, CA, USA, the photograph of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair composed by Eldridge Cleaver was published on page 3 of the 2nd edition of ‘The Black Panther. Black Community News Service’.


Between 2nd half of May and beginning of July, 1967, a poster of the photograph of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair was printed.


On July, 1967 in The Black Panther Party HeadQuarters in Oakland, CA (USA), a photograph of Huey P. Newton in front of the poster of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair was made by Ted Streshinsky.


On November 23, 1967 in Oakland, CA (USA), a picture of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair accompanied by the headline: Huey Must Be Set Free, was published the front-page of The Black Panther, Volume I, Number 6.


In January 1968, in Los Angeles CA, USA, Bunchy Carter unfurled a poster of Huey Newton on his wicker throne at a poetry reading to declare Huey Newton was the leader of the Black Liberation Struggle.


On February 17, 1968 at the first Free Huey Rally at the Oakland Auditorium in Oakland, CA (USA), an empty wicker chair was presented on stage.


On September, 1968 at the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland, CA, USA, a photograph of Black Panthers holding up posters of Huey in a Rattan Chair at a rally made by Stephen Shames.


On September 29, 1968 in Oakland, CA, USA, the poster of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair with bulletholes on the window of the Black Panther Party National Headquarters was photographed by Stephen Shames.


On July 22, 1969 in Algiers, Algeria, posters of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair, were displayed on the windows of the Black Panther headquarters at the Pan-African Cultural Festival in Algiers.


Around 1969 in Cuba, the collage of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair positioned inside the mouth of a red-eyed black panther, was published on a postcard.


In 1969 in Los Angeles, CA (USA), the poster of Huey P. Newton in. a rattan chair, was displayed on the speakers desk.


On January 15, 1969 in Oakland, CA, USA, a picture of the poster of Huey in a Rattan Chair was used to support Huey’s Statement on Stop The Draft Week and was published in ‘The Black Panther, Vol 2, No. 20’.


On January 25, 1969 in Oakland, CA, USA, a photograph of John Huggins holding up a poster of Huey in a Rattan Chair made by (presumably) Stephen Shames, was published in “The Black Panther —Vol.2, No.21”.


On February 2, 1969 in The Black Panther Paper, the cut-outs of three different version of the photograph of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair, was published as part of the Black Panther Party Platform and Program.


On May 4, 1969 in San Francisco CA (USA), a photo-collage of a Panther holding a poster of Huey in a rattan chair during a Free Huey rally, made by Emory Douglas, was published on the centerfold of The Black Panther, Volume 3, no 2.


On January 03, 1970 in Oakland, CA (USA), a powder blue monotone cut out of Huey in a rattan chair made by Emory Douglas, was published on the centerfold (page 12/13) of The Black Panther Newspaper, vol. 4, no. 5.


In February 1970 in front of the Federal Building, San Francisco, CA (USA),  several photos of people holding up posters of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair made by Stephen Shames.


On February 17, 1970 in Oakland CA, USA, a duotone image of Huey in a Rattan Chair with the caption ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUEY’ made by Emory Douglas from the original photo by Eldridge Cleaver, was published in ‘The Black Panther. Vol.4, No.10.


In May, 1970, in New Haven, CT (USA), the poster of Huey P. Newton in a Rattan Chair on the wall of the New Haven Panther office that is lined with sandbags was photographed by Stephen Shames.


On August 15, 197o in The Bronx, New York, NY, USA, the cropped photograph of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair on a blue background accompanied by the text “Welcome Back Huey” featured the cover of Vol 2, nr 9 of ‘Palante, Latin revolutionary News Service’


In 1971 in New York, a photo of a white woman raising a gloved fist sitting on the lap of a black man in a green military jacket and a black beret raising a fist, sitting in a rattan chair, made by an unknown photographer, was published in on the cover of ‘Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers’ by Tom Wolfe.


In May, 1972, a photograph of Eddie Kendricks in (what appears to be) an African chair holding a spear in his right hand made by Weldon Arthur McDougal III, was published on the cover of the album ‘People … Hold On’.


On May 11, 1972 in Los Angeles, CA (USA), a photograph of Huey P. Newton in a leather chair made by Paul Robinson, was published on the cover of Jet.


In January 1975 in New York, NY, USA, a illustration of a gorilla in a rattan chair made by Iceman, was published on the cover of the album The First Minute of a New Day by American Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, The Midnight Band.


On September 21, 1979 in Detroit, Michigan (USA), a photograph of George Clinton as Uncle Jam made by Dien M. Jones, was published on the outer record-sleeve of Funkadelic’s ‘Uncle Jam Wants You’. The inner sleeve features an illustration of Uncle Jam by Pedro Bell.


In 1985 in Dayton, OH, USA, a photograph of Sugarfoot in a rattan chair made by David Sanford under art direction of Simon Levy, was published on the back side of the album ‘Sugar Kiss’.


Undated, but presumably in the late 1980s or early 1990s, a photo of John Waters in a rattan chair holding a rifle and a camera was taken.


Sometime in the 1990s in USA (probably), a photo of Nas in a rattan chair holding a rifle and a spear was made…


In October, 1992 in New York (US), a photo of Chuck D in a rattan chair, flanked by members of S1W, made by Jesse Frohman, was published in SPIN Magazine.


On May 3, 1995 in USA, a photo of Marcus Chong as Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair, made by Mario van Peebles, was published as a promotion for the motion picture Panther.


In 2000 in San Francisco, CA (USA), a cartoon of Keith (himself) in a rattan chair holding a marker and a pencil made by Keith Knight, was published on the cover of “Fear of a Black Marker”.


On September 23, 2003 in Atlanta, GA /New York City, NY (USA), a photo of Antwan “Big Boi” Patton in a rattan chair made by Jonathan Mannion, was published as the (shared) cover of “Speakerboxxx/The Love” Below by Outkast.


On November 25, 2003 in USA, a photo of Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot in a rattan chair flanked by to black women in black leather, made by Warwick Saint, was published on the back cover of the CD-booklet of “This Is Not A Test” by Missy Elliot.


In 2004 in Oakland, CA (USA), a bronze sculpture of a rattan chair without Huey P. Newton made by Sam Durant, was presented in the Oakland Museum of California.


In 2008 in Houston, TX (USA), a photo collage of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair with cut ‘n’ paste heads made by Otabenga Jones and Associates, was published as part of a mixed media in mail packet to “Grow Black Growth Activity”.


On February 11, 2011 in Los Angeles CA (USA), an image of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair was tattoed by Jun Cha on the back of hip hop artist Freddie Gibbs.


On June 15, 2011 in the Bay Area (?) CA, USA, an illustration of Gil Scott-Heron in a rattan chair holding a microphone and a pencil, made by Ras Terms, was published as the cover of “Revolutionary Suicide” the Gil Scott-Heron Tribute Livication Mixtape.


In 2013 in Los Angeles (?) CA (USA), an artwork of Jennifer Moon in a rattan chair holding a microphone and -what looks like- an Asian spear made by the artist, was part of the exhibition ” Made in L.A. 2014″ at The Hammer Museum, LA.


In 2013 at Royal Cast Collection in Copenhagen, Denmark, a poster image of Jeannette Ehlers in a rattan chair holding a whip, made by the artist, was used to promote her solo exhibition.


Around May, 2013 in the Florida public housing in the 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA, USA, a graffiti painting of Huey in a rattan chair was made by Brandan Odums, as part of “Project Be”.


In 2015 on the website slausongirl.com, a photograph of an unidentified woman dressed in black leather, wearing sunglasses and natural hair in a rattan chair was published.


On November 2015 in San Francisco, CA, USA, a photograph of Paris in a rattan chair made by Paris, was a leitmotif in the video of ‘Hard Thruth Soldier (Redux)’.


On October 7, 2016 in MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, USA, a performance by Beyoncé in a metal rattan chair holding two spears flanked by two female dancers, was part of the final concert of her Formation World Tour.


In 2017, a photoshop-collage of a Black woman sitting in a rattan chair made by @ArtbyNaTo, was posted on Instagram #assatashakur @ArtbyNaTo.


Around 2017 in New Orleans, LA (USA), an installation of a black rattan chair with flowers, a zebraskin rug, and a wall with posters of Huey P. Newton was created by Brandan “Bmike” Odums, is part of the exhibition space Studio BE.


On April 20, 2017 in Oakland, CA, USA, a photograph of Oakland rapper Kamaiyah in a rattan chair, was published on Twitter as coverart for the upcoming mixtape “Don’t Ever Get it Twisted”.


On April 21, 2017 in the United Kingdom, a photograph of Zinzi Minott in a rattan chair on a crowded city street was published on Twitter as a promo for her solo dance work “What Kind Of Slave Would I Be?”.


On June 19th, 2017 in Hollywood, CA (USA), a movie poster of Chadwick Boseman as Marvel’s Black Panther sitting on a throne was made by Art Machine.


On July 6, 2017 in the United States, a cartoon of Jay Z posing as Huey in a rattan chair made by Rustam Hasanov, was part of the video “The Story of O.J.” directed by Mark Romanek and Jay Z.


On August 4, 2017 at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit, MI, USA , a photograph of Mahogany Jones in a rattan chair, flanked by other Detroit female hip-hop artists made by Jenny Risher, was part of the exhibition ‘D-Cyphered’.


In October 2017 in Jacksonville, FL, USA, a lapel pin and patch of Huey in a rattan chair made by Radical Dreams, was published in on radicaldream.net to celebrate 50 years of the Black Panther Party.


On October 5, 2017, a photograph of Kendra Foster posing as Uncle Jam, was published by the singer on Facebook.


On March 31, 2018 in Danish West Indian Warehouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, a sculpture of revolt leader Queen Mary posing as Huey in a rattan chair made by Jeannette Ehlers and La Vaughn Belle, was revealed.


On October 31, 2018 in Houston, TX, USA, a photograph of Kelly Rowland and Tim Witherspoon dressed up as Huey in a rattan chair, was published on social media as part of the Halloween festivities.


On December 11, 2018, a scene of Keith Walker in the role of Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair made by Jibril Haynes & Mathias Saunders, was part of the concept trailer for the film ‘Power to the People’.


On February 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA (USA), an action figure of Huey in a rattan chair made by Dogman Toys, was posted on Instagram.


On February 11, 2019 in The United States, a serie of images of strong black leads in a rattan chair made by Shamayim Shacaro, was published on Instagram and other social media as promotion for the podcast serie “LEGEND”.


On November 01, 2019 in United Kingdom, a photograph of Michael Kiwanuka in a rattan chair made by Olivia Rose, was used as a promotional picture for the album ‘KIWANUKA‘.


From 2020 onwards, a variety of drawings, paintings and mural of Huey P. Newton in rattan chair made by fans, was posted on Instagram.


On February 28, 2020 in USA, a photo of Alfredo Gray wearing a beret sitting on a chair, was posted on the Instagram of @erykadbadu.


On Februari 29, 2020 in USA, an illustration that combines Huey P. Newton in a rattan chair, a raised fist, a black panther and the name ‘Peanut Brown’ made by @Alphonzorawls, was posted on Instagram.


On March 27, 2020 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a photo of dutch rapper Akwasi in a chair, flanked by two women holding swords made by (presumably) Maurice van der Meijs, was published on the cover of Akwasi’s album ‘Sankofa’.


On April 17, 2020 in the United States, a photograph of Lovie Simone in the role of Selah sitting in a rattan chair made by Tayarisha Poe, was published in the movie ‘Selah and the Spades’.


On August 08, 2020 in Amsterdam Bijlmer, an image of a black woman (possibly Jessica de Abreu) sitting in a rattan chair holding a book on Angela Davis, was published on social media to promote The Black Archives Bijlmer.


On August 23, 2020 in West Oakland, CA (US), a photograph of an empty rattan chair with flowers, was posted on the Instagram account of Blackpantherpartylegacy.


On October 27, 2020 in Oakland, a photo of Frederika Newton in a rattan chair in front of a mural depicting Huey P. Newton, made by @blackterminus, was published on the instagram-account of Huey P. Newton Foundation.


On March 24, 2021 in San Francisco, CA (USA), an image of rapper 24kGoldn in a rattan chair channelling the sun, made by Jonathan Mannion, was used for the promotion of his new album ‘El Dorado’.