Unite

Image for Unite
Created by
Jones-Hogu, Barbara, American, born 1938
Signed by
Williams, Gerald, American, born 1941
Henderson, Napolean, American, born 1943
Lawrence, Carolyn Mims, American, born 1940
Jarrell, Jae, American, born 1935
Mallory, Howard, American, 1930 - 2012
Stevens, Nelson, American, born 1938
Subject of
AfriCOBRA, founded 1968
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Picture): 22 1/2 × 30 in. (57.2 × 76.2 cm)
H x W (Backing): 28 × 38 in. (71.1 × 96.5 cm)
Type
screen prints
Date
1971
Description
Screen print of nine (9) individuals with their right fists raised, standing in two rows facing each other. The foremost figure on the right stands facing the viewer. Clad in black, the figures' bodies and hair are dark shadows while the faces are sharp planes and angles reminiscent of African masks. The background is made up of the word "Unite" repeated in the letters of varying sizes in red, blue, purple and yellow. Along the bottom of the image is the signature of the artist, along with signatures of seven other artists from the AfriCOBRA group. There is violet ink stamped "AfriCOBRA, Print #10, Copyright 1971," on the lower left. The margins around the image are covered with a brown sticky residue. There are streaks of a milky white liquid visible spattered on the image.
Topic
African American
Art
Communities
Resistance
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2008.13
Rights
© 1971 Barbara Jones-Hogu. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Visual Arts
Exhibition
Visual Art and the American Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture