Created by
Catlett, Elizabeth, Mexican and American, 1915 - 2012
Date
1969; printed 2001
Medium
ink on rag paper
Dimensions
H x W: 33 7/16 x 25 7/16 in. (84.9 x 64.6 cm)
Description
A lithographic print juxtaposing two black faces stylized as African masks framed by yellow circular emblems with a black panther in the center. The words [BLACK IS / BEAUTIFUL] are inscribed around each panther. The print appears in quadrants, with one face in three-quarter view in the top left and the other face appearing straight on in the lower left. The panther emblems appear in a grid in the top right and bottom left quadrants, with the top and bottom rows extending across the full print. In the bottom left quadrant, the far right emblem in the second row from the top is turned at a ninety degree angle from the others, to appear sideways. Below the print in the lower left corner is the print edition and date "11/100 Negro es bello II." Below the print in the lower right corner is the artist signature and date in pencil "E Catlett '69-01." The image is centered on the middle of the sheet and is bordered in white.
Place printed
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, Latin America, North and Central America
Classification
Visual Arts
Movement
Black is Beautiful
Type
lithographs
Topic
Africa
Art
Black power
Politics
Social reform
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.108.1
Restrictions & Rights
© 2020 Catlett Mora Family Trust/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Permission required for use.
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cd480e01-0ad9-4597-a128-7ed4d117ce0a

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