Oct 05, 2017 - Sale 2456

Sale 2456 - Lot 80

Price Realized: $ 6,240
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000

Color screenprint, 1972. 851x686 mm; 33 1/2x27 inches, wide (full?) margins. Proof, aside from the edition of 300. Signed, dated "4/29/72", and inscribed "one hundred seventy seventh print" in pencil, lower margin.

This screenprint is a very scarce proof, with several changes in the colors, including areas of the yellow background, which make the white of the paper more prevalent. The inscription appears to indicate this variation may have been incorporated into the count of the edition.

Wadsworth Jarrell made the screenprint Revloutionary during his first year teaching at Howard University in 1972. AfriCOBRA members often made prints based upon their paintings, making these popular visual messages affordable and accessible to a wider audience. Jarrell's screenprint is made after his same-titled 1971 painting which is in the permanent collection at the Brooklyn Museum.