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BARBARA JONES-HOGU (1938 - ) Unite.
Color screenprint on cream wove paper, 1969. 572x768 mm; 22 1/2x30 1/2 inches, wide margins. One of only 10 proofs printed in 1969, aside from the later edition of 100 printed by the artist and published by AfriCOBRA in 1971.
Provenance: estate of the artist; the John and Susan Horseman Collection, St. Louis; private collection, Ohio.
Exhibited: Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, 2018; Histórias Afro-Atlanticas, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2018.
Illustrated: Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Faheem Majeed, Zoe Whitley, and Rebecca Zorach, Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, 2018, page 59; Adriano Pedrosa, Histórias Afro-Atlanticas, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2018, page 375.
Unite is the most famous composition by Jones-Hogu. The work appears in several books, journals and exhibition catalogues dating between 1971 and today. The artist produced an edition of only 10 proofs in 1969 when she was working on her Masters Thesis at the Institute of Design in Chicago. Public collections that hold an impression of this work include: The Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Modern Art; Brooklyn Museum; Studio Museum inHarlem; Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; South Side Community Art Center, Chicago; National Museum of African American History and Culture; Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.; the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis.