The next print in the "Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent" print series is "Angela Nubian." Here's how co-curator, Pedro Alonzo explains the work:? In her landmark text, Women, Race and Class, civil rights activist and feminist Angela Davis wrote, "black women bore the terrible burden of equality in oppression." Aware of the persistent obstacles that African-American women face in this country, Davis has long been an advocate for dismantling flawed and superficial views of race and gender. In this print, her portrait contains elements of uncertainty that conveys this duality, her expression either ferocious or restrained depending upon the perspective of the viewer. Still, poised and looking upward, her now iconic Afro, consumes the bold text imprinted atop, which acts as a canvas for the ideals of "Power and Equality" that she promotes in her work and which must remain as core values if progress is to be made.
Angela Nubian. Serigraph on Coventry Rag, 100% Cotton Custom Archival Paper with hand-deckled edges. 30 x 41 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 89. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. $900.