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Tar Beach #2 Print by Faith Ringgold

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Faith Ringgold, American, 1930-Present. Tar Beach #2, 1990-1992

Ringgold is best known for her story quilts, which draw on the African American storytelling tradition. The titular “tar beach” refers to the rooftop garden of this family’s Harlem apartment, which provided them and other city dwellers with an oasis from the bustle of the New York streets below. In this oasis, a young girl named Cassie Louise Lightfoot lies on a mattress with her younger brother as the adults play cards at the table and the laundry hangs out to dry. With her story quilts, Ringgold challenges gender and racial stereotypes through textile arts which have often been dismissed by Western tradition as a domestic craft.

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 White, Black, or Light.

Available in two sizes:

16 in. x 20 in. -Medium.
Approximate Measurements
Paper Size: 16.00" W x 20.00"H
Image Size: 13.47" W x 18.00" H

22 in. x 28 in. -Large.
Approximate Measurements
Paper Size: 22.00" W x 28.00"H
Image Size: 19.46" W x 26.00" H

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