Faith Ringgold: Politics / Power


Including reproductions of Faith Ringgold’s artworks from 1967 to 1981, Faith Ringgold: Politics / Power traces the Black, Harlem-born painter, sculptor, quilt artist, writer, feminist, educator and activist’s remarkable career and evolution. With quotes on each artwork from Ringgold herself, as well as essays by Michele Wallace and Kirsten Weiss, the images are supported by plenty of context, providing even more information about race relations in the US at the time. The book covers Ringgold’s seminal Black Light (for which she used no white paints or pigments), protest posters (including those from the Committee to Defend the Panthers), soft sculptures (like her Portrait Mask series) and more. This 104-page hardcover is more than an art book, it’s a significant historical and cultural chronicle.