Mar 9, 2021
Mar 9, 2021



1969, printed 1971

Barbara Jones-Hogu

(American, 1938–2017)

Color screenprint

Image: 56.9 x 76.7 cm (22 3/8 x 30 3/16 in.); Sheet: 64.7 x 84.1 cm (25 1/2 x 33 1/8 in.)

Karl B. Goldfield Trust 2021.14

Edition: Edition of 100


Did you know?

Barbara Jones-Hogu began to work primarily in screenprint, the technique used here, after the tools she used to make woodcuts were stolen while she was a student in Chicago.


Barbara Jones-Hogu was a founding member of AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists), a Chicago-based artists’ collective founded in 1968 to forge a distinctly Black form of contemporary art. Unite is among the group’s most recognizable images and features a crowd with fists raised in the Black Power salute. Jones-Hogu was struck by the potential of this simple gesture to unify. An accomplished and innovative screenprinter, she produced the layered forms of color and text for each impression herself.

See also
PR - Screenprint
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