Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 153

Price Realized: $ 12,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
No More War.

Color intaglio on wove paper, circa 1984-85. 603x895 mm; 23 3/4x35 1/4 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 4/5 in pencil, lower margin. An excellent impression of this very scarce, large print.

Provenance: Peg Alston Fine Arts, New York; private collection, New York.

This large print is an interpretation of the central image of Faith Ringgold's 1985 Part I story quilt. Unlike the typically painted images of her story quilts, both parts of her No More War Story Quilts include intaglio-printed images in the central panel, creating an abstraction of fallen bodies in conflict.

In 1984, Ringgold first made a series of intaglio prints entitled The Death of Apartheid and Women, Power, Poverty and Love. She then continued printmaking as a Visiting Artist at Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop in New York where she developed a technique for etching on canvas that would be used to make the No More War Story Quilts the following year. Farrington p. 108.