The United States of Attica Print by Faith Ringgold

  • $49.00
  • $44.10 for Members




Archival print.
Printed on acid-free paper.
Available in 2 sizes. 
Option to purchase framed or unframed. 

Faith Ringgold (American, born 1930). United States of Attica, 1972.

The United States of Attica was featured in our exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. Faith Ringgold documented the 1971 uprising at Attica Prison, over demands for inmate rights, that left forty-three dead. The image presents the Attica Prison riot not as an isolated event but as an American tragedy to be understood within an ongoing, nationwide context. The caption reads: “This map of American violence is incomplete / Please write in whatever you find lacking.” At the height of its popularity, this print was circulated as two thousand small-format posters. Ringgold first studied printmaking at the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School founded by Amiri Baraka.

This print has been produced with the highest quality pigmented, non-toxic, environmentally friendly ink with a color permanence rating of at least 200-year stability. Printed on 100% acid-free cotton fine art paper.  Prints are available either unframed or framed. All unframed prints include a suitably sized white border which enhances their look when placed in any standard off-the-shelf frame. Frames are made of wood and available in Black or White.

Available in two sizes:

16 in. x 20 in. -Medium.
Approximate Measurements
Paper Size: 16.00" W x 20.00"H
Image Size: 14.00" W x 17.64" H

22 in. x 28 in. -Large.
Approximate Measurements
Paper Size: 22.00" W x 28.00"H
Image Size: 20.00" W x 25.20" H

Last image of The United States of Attica on display at the Brooklyn Museum by Jonathan Dorado photograph, 2018.

© 2020 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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