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Modern Art Monday Presents: Mrs. Jones and Family By Faith Ringgold

mrs jones and family photo by gail worley
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Like many feminist-aligned artists in the 1970s, Faith Ringgold embraced collaboration as a politically significant part of her practice. Ringgold’s primary collaborator was her own mother, the fashion designer and dress maker Willi Posey. Mrs. Jones and Family (1973, also known as Mrs. Jones, Andrew, Barbara, and Faith) was created with Posey, who designed and sewed garments for many of Ringgold‘s mask sculptures throughout the 1970s. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Mrs. Jones and Family By Faith Ringgold

Modern Art Monday Presents: Wadsworth A. Jarrell, Revolutionary (Angela Davis)

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Wadsworth Jarrell’s Revolutionary (Angela Davis) (1971) is one of the most recognized paintings associated with the Black Arts Movement, a cultural manifestation of the Black Power Movement. Artists of this movement sought to create uplifting images that called upon Black people to harness their collective power.

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