The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of July 25, 2024

Unite

Unite

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
Location: not on view

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.

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. 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.
  • 1971-2010
    Studio of the artist [1938-2017], Chicago
    about 2010-2021
    (Lusenhop Fine Art, Chicago, [now Cleveland], sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH)
    2021-
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Women in Print: Recent Acquisitions. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 16-June 19, 2022).
  • {{cite web|title=Unite|url=false|author=Barbara Jones-Hogu|year=1969, printed 1971|access-date=25 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2021.14