This tea towel features artist Faith Ringgold’s work American People Series #13: God Bless America (1964), painted during the height of the American Civil Rights Movement. Using the symbols in the American flag to protest racism and sexism, Ringgold reckons with issues of American identity and democracy: free speech, estrangement, citizenship, and belonging. This tea towel serves as both a functional product for use in your kitchen or as artwork to be framed and proudly displayed.
18.1 x 27.6 in.
Artist, author, educator, and organizer Faith Ringgold (born New York, New York, 1930) is one of the most influential cultural figures of her generation. Her artistic career connects the multi-disciplinary practices of the Harlem Renaissance to the political art of young Black artists working today.
For sixty years, Ringgold has drawn from both personal autobiography and collective histories to document her life as an artist and mother and to amplify the struggles for social justice and equity. From creating some of the most indelible artworks of the civil rights era to challenging accepted hierarchies of art versus craft through her experimental story quilts, Ringgold has produced a body of work that bears witness to the complexity of the American experience.