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Poster advertising Marlon Riggs: 10 Years After

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Designed by
Baltrip, Ayana
Subject of
Marlon Riggs, American, 1957 - 1994
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 20 1/16 × 16 1/16 in. (51 × 40.8 cm)
Place used
Berkeley, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
A poster for the Marlon Riggs: 10 Years After events. The front of poster features a photograph of Riggs and information about events to celebrate the life and work of the filmmaker. The top front of the poster is orange with white type that reads: [Marlon Riggs: / 10 Years After]. The center of poster is a color photograph of Marlon Riggs wearing a black fedora, pink crew-neck shirt with unidentifiable graphic on the front, and brown circle-rimmed glasses. Riggs is pictured holding a large black Sony camera with an attached microphone and handle, on his proper right shoulder, with both hands on the camera. He appears to be on a street lined with people (blurry). Below the color photograph, there is a gray section with white, black, and orange type. The text is broken into a centered top section and two columns. The text reads: [UCB Graduate School of Journalism honors filmmaker Marlon Riggs, who died of AIDS in 1994, and remembers his poetic vision/and groundbreaking films on black and gay culture.] at the top, [Tongues Untied, plus shorts and special guests / Friday April 2, 2004, 7:30 p.m. / Co-presented with Signifyin' Works & Pacific Film Archive / PFA Theater, 2575 Bancroft Way at Bowditch, Berkeley, CA / Advance Tickets 510.642.5249 /$8 general public; $5 students & seniors / $4 BAM/PFA members] in the left column, and [Free Events: North Gate Hall - Room 105, UC Berkeley / Saturday April 3, 2004, 7:30 p.m. / Riggs' former students reflect on their / mentor through clips of their work. / Sunday April 4, 2004, 6:30 p.m. / Panel discussion with Jon Else, Orlando Bagwell and others. / Preceded by Karen Everett’s film tribute, "I Shall Not Be Removed." / For more info:] in the right column. Below the text is a horizontal strip of color and black-and-white photographs. The photographs from left to right depict: a black-and-white image of a group of young African American boys and girls in a group with a microphone in the middle; a color image of Nat King Cole; a black and white image of Marlon Riggs and Essex Hemphill shirtless posing in front of a white wall with black markings on it; a color image of Marlon Riggs working on a film with three other men; and a black-and-white image of two African American men wearing white (man on right is wearing white with horizontal stripes), with large white fake lips on their mouths, and fedoras. Running up the bottom right side of the poster, above the strip of images, in black type, reads [Art Direction + Graphic Design by Ayana Baltrip for [design: speak]:]. The back of the poster is white, with a piece of paper with black type taped into the bottom left corner reading [Mr. Jack Vincent / 223 Orange St / Oakland CA 94610-4134] in black ink, with [DONATED BY] above the typed portion and [3/2014] in the bottom right of the sticker, handwritten in black ink.
African American
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jack Vincent in memory of Marlon Riggs
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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