Untitled (Land Where My Father Died)

1968
(American, 1938–2017)
Image: 45.7 x 50.8 cm (18 x 20 in.); Sheet: 51.4 x 73.2 cm (20 1/4 x 28 13/16 in.)
© Barbara Jones-Hogu
Edition: Edition of 10
Location: not on view
This artwork is known to be under copyright.

Download, Print and Share

Did You Know?

In an interview, Barbara Jones-Hogu described the inspiration for this print, saying that “I feel that racism and fascism played a great [role] in my father[‘s] life, so some of these prints’ ideas and content deal with the fact that we and he were not really free to do whatever we and he really wanted to do and could do due to radical oppression and suppression.”

Description

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. This print is one of several created around this time in which the artist represented a crowd of Black men with fists raised—here, against an abstracted city setting. In creating the image, Jones-Hogu was inspired by political protests in Chicago that year, as well as the death of her own father and her reflection on the role that racism had played in his life.
Untitled (Land Where My Father Died)

Untitled (Land Where My Father Died)

1968

Barbara Jones-Hogu

(American, 1938–2017)
America

Visually Similar Artworks

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.