Print of a woman with a spear and gun

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2 images
Designed by
Douglas, Emory, American, born 1943
Distributed by
Black Panther Party, American, 1966 - 1982
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 16 5/8 × 11 1/2 in. (42.3 × 29.2 cm)
H x W (sheet): 22 11/16 × 14 15/16 in. (57.7 × 37.9 cm)
Type
prints
Place made
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1969
Description
This print depicts a woman carrying a spear in her left hand and another weapon on her back, the muzzle of which rises above her left shoulder. She wears a mottled green and mauve shirt with an orange scarf around her neck, and large oval earrings. Pink and brown lines radiate from her. In the top right corner is text that reads "Afro-American solidarity/ with the oppressed/ People of the world." In the bottom right corner is the artist signature "Emory '69." In the margin below the image are two blocks of text and in the center is an image of a black panther. On the bottom right the text reads "Ministry of Information/ Box 2967, Custom House/ San Francisco, CA 94126." On the bottom left the text reads "Revolutionary art by/ Minister of Culture/ EMORY."
Topic
African American
Activism
African diaspora
Black power
Graphic design
Political organizations
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2015.97.11.2
Restrictions & Rights
© Artists Rights Society. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Visual Arts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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