A Limited Edition Print by Faith Ringgold, commissioned to Celebrate Newark’s 350th Anniversary.
Aljira will receive 50 percent of sales revenue of the prints to support its mission. The remainder will fund a 2017–2018 music series for Newark students.
Award-winning artist. Arts educator, innovator and provocateur. For over six decades, Faith Ringgold’s oeuvre of artistry and activism has been revered by the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Amiri Baraka and arts critics and curators of major museums around the world. Her extraordinary body of work—that encompasses politically charged paintings and searing prints about race and gender inequality, such as the recent Museum of Modern Art acquisition of her early landmark, The American People Series: Die, 1967, to her famous and groundbreaking story quilts, Tar Beach and Maya's Quilt of Life, commissioned by Oprah Winfrey as a birthday gift to the late Dr. Maya Angelou—have created a powerful and startling canvas that capture, confound and confront audiences with the beauty, struggles and diversity of the African American experience. A proud NJ resident, she now brings that spirit and sense of wonder and magic to the celebration of Newark’s 350th anniversary and its residents in an exclusive commemorative print titled A Day in Newark's 350th Year Celebration.
A Day in Newark’s 350th Year Celebration, 2016
Silk screen on archival paper, edition 200
42 x 30 inches