1969, printed 1971
(American, 1938–2017)
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
Edition: Edition of 100
Location: not on view
This artwork is known to be under copyright.

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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.


1969, printed 1971

Barbara Jones-Hogu

(American, 1938–2017)

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