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The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996 (colour litho)

Printed by Eileen M. Foti, American, born 1963. Printed by Lynne Allen, American, born 1948. Printed at the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Pa

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The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996 (colour litho)
IMAGE number
PHL5615507
Title
The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996 (colour litho)
Artist
Ringgold, Faith (b.1930) / American
Location
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, PA, USA
Medium
colour lithograph
Date
1996 AD (C20th AD)
Dimensions
55.9x76.2 cms
Description
Printed by Eileen M. Foti, American, born 1963. Printed by Lynne Allen, American, born 1948. Printed at the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, New Brunswick, New Jersey (now known as the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions). In this lithograph, eight powerful African American women from the past and present display a colorful quilt that is a communal symbol of their achievements. From upper left they are Madam Walker, Sojourner Truth, Ida Wells, Fannie Lou Hammer, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Ella Baker. A ninth figure, on the lower left, is Willia Marie Simone, a fictional character created by the artist. Vincent van Gogh, well known for his paintings of sunflowers, stands to the right. Through words and text, symbol and metaphor, Ringgold acknowledges the contributions of African American women and honors their traditions. She is a painter, soft sculptor, quilter, performance artist, and author; and she always speaks in a clear voice that affirms women, especially African American women.
Photo credit
© Philadelphia Museum of Art / Gift of Anne d'Harnoncourt, 1996 / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
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