Fairbanks or Garvey
John T. Riddle
On View: Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Gallery, Main Gallery, 5th Floor
In this screenprint John T. Riddle contrasted the racist imagery of a commercial soap powder with a portrait of Marcus Garvey, a prominent Black Nationalist leader in the early twentieth century who advocated a separate society for Black people worldwide and their return to Africa. The work posits an option for Black people between servitude and radical liberation.
Screenprint on paper
sheet: 23 15/16 × 34 in. (60.8 × 86.4 cm)
image: 19 7/8 × 30 in. (50.5 × 76.2 cm) (show scale)
Signed in pencil
Dated and titled in pencil; numbered "23/50" in pencil LL.
Gift of R.M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange, Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund
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John T. Riddle (American, 1933-2002). Fairbanks or Garvey, 1979. Screenprint on paper, sheet: 23 15/16 × 34 in. (60.8 × 86.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R.M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange, Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2012.80.37. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2012.80.37_PS4.jpg)
overall, 2012.80.37_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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