IT IS AN ORIGINAL, 1969 DOUBLE SIDED AFRICOBRA MANIFESTO 1 :TEN IN SEARCH OF A NATION POSTER. PLEASE DO THE RESEARCH, YOU WILL NEVER FIND THIS PIECE ANYWHERE, THEY SIMPLY DO NOT EXIST. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW IN INSTITUTIONAL HOLDINGS.. THE OCLC DOES NOT HAVE ONE IN THEIR ARCHIVE.
THE ONLY REPORTED HOLDINGS OF THIS POSTER ARE THE Art Institute of Chicago, the DuSable Museum of African American History (Chicago), and the Smithsonian, few impressions of these powerful prints have survived. THERE WAS AN EXHIBITION ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO ON, February 9th, 2012, The Cinema Gallery at Cass City Cinema presented the first Detroit exhibition of the original 1971 series of large screenprints that AfriCOBRA produced in order to help disseminate their pro-Black, positive images..BUT THEY DID NOT HAVE THE ORIGINAL 1969 MANIFESTO AS SEEN HERE.. IN THAT EXHIBITION THEY DISPLAYED A DIGITAL VERSION FOUND IN MOST COLLEGIATE AND ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS. THIS POSTER IS SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT IN EVERY MEANING OF THE WORD. IN BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED CONDITION, IT MEASURE 22 X 17 INCHES IN SIZE. CRISP AND CLEAN WITH LITERALLY NO EQUAL.
IT IS CONSIDERED THE "HOLY GRAIL" OF BLACK ARTS/AFRICAN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. WE ARE CURRENTLY IN TALKS WITH MULTIPLE MUSEUMS AND A FEW PRIVATE COLLECTORS. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY.. IN ADDITION, WE HAVE POSTED SOME ADDITIONAL INFO BELOW.. AGAIN, A SIMPLE GOOGLE SEARCH ON THIS PIECE WILL TELL YOU VOLUMES AS TO ITS RARITY.
PLEASE MAKE US YOUR BEST OFFER, WE WILL ACCEPT ANY REASONABLE OFFER. AfriCOBRA (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) is an African American artist collective formed in Chicago. The five founding members of the group were Jeff Donaldson, Wadsworth Jarrell, Jae Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu and Gerald Williams. Other early members who joined in the late 1960s and 1970s included Nelson Stevens, Napoleon Jones-Henderson, Carolyn Lawrence, Frank Smith and James Phillips. Some of AfriCOBRA's founding members had been associated with a multi-disciplinary Chicago association called OBAC (Organization of Black American Cutlure) that formed in the early 1960s and produced culturally-specific, pro-Black literature and visual arts.OBAC was most famous for creating the 1967 urban mural entitled the "Wall of Respect" on Chicago's South Side. AfriCOBRA members Jeff Donaldson, Wadsworth Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu and Carolyn Lawrence were among a larger group of visual artists who contributed to the "Wall of Respect" project prior to the founding of AfriCOBRA. Goals of the AfriCOBRA movement.
AfriCOBRA artists were associated with the Black Arts Movement in America, a movement that began in the mid-1960s and that celebrated culturally-specific expressions of the contemporary Black community in the realms of literature, theater, dance and the visual arts. Beginning in 1968, AfriCOBRA members met regularly on the South Side of Chicago at the home and studio of Wadsworth and Jae Jarrell where they discussed ways that their art could embody a "Black aesthetic, " and how their art could be placed in service of Black liberation movements. In an interview celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Teresa A.
Carbone (the Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum) stated, It's difficult to draw a one-to-one correspondence between a work and an immediate social effect, but graphics from the Chicago artist collective AfriCOBRA, [African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists] really did help reshape the mindset of black communities. When the group originally formed in 1968, they called themselves the Coalition of Black Revolutionary Artists (COBRA).By early 1970, as the group prepared for its first major exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, they were calling themselves the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (AfriCOBRA). The final name pulled sought to create a larger sense of community positing that art-making has a collective nature. The creators wanted the works to be accessible, so they made poster art that was designed for mass production. AfriCOBRA, worked to make African-American art. Much of the visual aesthetic of these works are focused on social, political, and economical conditions related to Black Americans. They created a manifesto entitled, "Ten in Search of a Nation" in 1969. One of the most notable works was the commemoration of black revolutionaries. In the Wall of Respect. That was painted by the members of the Organization of Black American Culture.
Gerald Williams, and Barbara Jones-Hogu. Were members originally who later on formed AfriCOBRA, as well as Sylvia Abernathy, Myrna Weaver and others. This wall also became was Barbara Jones-Hogu writes as, ... A visual symbol of Black nationalism and liberation. AfriCOBRA was more than a collection of artists; it was a passionate call for freedom founded on a set of philosophical and aesthetic principles.
In the struggle for liberation. Within the African-American community, AfriCOBRA represented these principles through the medium of art. Barbara Jones-Hogu characterized the artistic expression. Of the AfriCOBRA movement by saying: [Our art] must communicate to its viewer a statement of truth.
Of action, of education, of conditions and a state of being to our people. We wanted to speak to them and for them, by having our common thoughts, feelings, trials and tribulations express our total existence as a people. The item "AFRICOBRA 1 MANIFESTO TEN IN SEARCH OF A NATION BLACK PANTHER PARTY POSTER" is in sale since Wednesday, February 01, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Prints, Posters & Paintings". The seller is "init2winit78" and is located in United States.
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