1969, printed 1971
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.)
© Barbara Jones-Hogu
Karl B. Goldfield Trust 2021.14
Edition: Edition of 100
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.
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