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Identification and Creation
Object Number
111.1996
People
Faith Ringgold, American (New York, New York born 1930)
Title
The United States of Attica
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1971
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/232583
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Offset Photolithograph printed in green, red, blue and black on white wove paper
Technique
Photolithograph
Dimensions
Sheet: 55.3 x 69.9 cm (21 3/4 x 27 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: signed and dated in the plate
  • inscription: l.r. in plate: 9/71 Ringgold
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Loan
Copyright
© Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Object Number
111.1996
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Commentary
Ringgold as since gone on to fame as a printer/quiltmaker, emphasizing her feminist concerns has strongly as her concerns for racial justice. This poster is perhaps among the last of her more polemical works, which characterized her art in the 1960s and early 1970s. It is one of the most important documents of social protest made by an artist in the early1970s; its plebian technique and large edition are a part of its message as well as a means for its dissemination.
Exhibition History

DISSENT!, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/11/2006 - 02/25/2007

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