Nationality

American

Artist Dates

b. 1930

Title of Work

To Be or Not to Be Free

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Date of Work

2014

Medium

Lithograph

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Additional Information

The celebration of freedom is central to Faith Ringgold’s art. As a leading voice among African American artists, she tells the stories of perseverance and determination that illuminate African American experience both in the past and the present. This image is part of a series that follows a group traveling on the Underground Railway to escape slavery, a journey that Ringgold interprets as a metaphor for the ongoing struggle for freedom by oppressed people around the world.

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