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Faith Ringgold

The Sunflower's Quilting Bee at Arles, 1997

Offset Lithograph
33 × 36 in
83.8 × 91.4 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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Silkscreen by Faith Ringgold. Hand signed, numbered, titled and dated in pencil by the artist.

Silkscreen by Faith Ringgold. Hand signed, numbered, titled and dated in pencil by the artist.

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A: Mint
Signature
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Frame
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Faith Ringgold
American, b. 1930
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A fervent civil rights and gender equality activist, Faith Ringgold has produced an inherently political oeuvre. In the early 1970s, she abandoned traditional oils for painting in acrylic on unstretched canvas with fabric borders, a technique evoking Tibetan thangkas (silk paintings with embroidery). The painted narrative quilts for which Ringgold is best known grew out of these early paintings, and denounce racism and discrimination with their subject matter. Combining quilt making, genre painting, and story telling through images and hand-written texts, the series “The American Collection” (1997) endeavors to rewrite African American art history, emphasizing the importance of family, roots, and artistic collaboration. In addition to demonstrating against the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney over what she perceives to be their exclusion of black and female artists, Ringgold has co-founded groups to support these demographics.

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Silkscreen by Faith Ringgold. Hand signed, numbered, titled and dated in pencil by the artist.

Silkscreen by Faith Ringgold. Hand signed, numbered, titled and dated in pencil by the artist.

Medium
Posters
Condition
A: Mint
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Faith Ringgold
American, b. 1930
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A fervent civil rights and gender equality activist, Faith Ringgold has produced an inherently political oeuvre. In the early 1970s, she abandoned traditional oils for painting in acrylic on unstretched canvas with fabric borders, a technique evoking Tibetan thangkas (silk paintings with embroidery). The painted narrative quilts for which Ringgold is best known grew out of these early paintings, and denounce racism and discrimination with their subject matter. Combining quilt making, genre painting, and story telling through images and hand-written texts, the series “The American Collection” (1997) endeavors to rewrite African American art history, emphasizing the importance of family, roots, and artistic collaboration. In addition to demonstrating against the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney over what she perceives to be their exclusion of black and female artists, Ringgold has co-founded groups to support these demographics.

Faith Ringgold

The Sunflower's Quilting Bee at Arles, 1997

Offset Lithograph
33 × 36 in
83.8 × 91.4 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
Sold
location
Brooklyn
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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