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Print of man raising an automatic rifle

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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): 17 × 12 1/2 in. (43.2 × 31.7 cm)
H x W (sheet): 22 11/16 × 14 15/16 in. (57.6 × 38 cm)
Type
prints
Place made
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1969
Description
This print depicts a man wearing a beret holding aloft an automatic rifle. He holds the weapon in his right hand, the sleeve of his right arm rolled up above the elbow. His mouth is open and his eyes are red. Grey and blue lines radiate from the figure. In the bottom left corner is text that reads "Only on the bones/ of the oppressors/ can the people's/ freedom be founded-/only the blood of the/ oppressors can fertilize/ the soil for the people's/ self-rule." By the figure's left should is the artist's signature "Emory '69." In the margin under the image are two blocks of text, and an image of a black panther in the center. 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
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
2015.97.11.3
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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