Only Faith Ringgold merits two blog posts in a row.
Here we are, on the cusp of Valentine’s Day, and limited-edition prints of Ms. Ringgold’s “Somebody Stole My Broken Heart” are being made available at the Hunterdon Museum in Clinton.
Here’s the announcement from the museum:
During the month of February, Bloomingdale’s at Bridgewater Commons will host a mini exhibition featuring two limited edition prints, Somebody Stole My Broken Heart by Faith Ringgold and Premonitions by Melvin Edwards. Prints may be viewed in the customer service / gift wrap department on Level Two. Published by the Hunterdon Art Museum and printed by Lafayette College’s Experimental Printmaking Institute, both prints may be purchased by calling the Hunterdon Museum at 908-735-8415. Proceeds will benefit the museum’s exhibitions and education programs.
Each serigraph, an original silk-screen print, is a limited edition of 60. They measure 30-by-22 inches with an image size of 24-by-18 inches and are signed and numbered.
Faith Ringgold, one of America’s most prominent artists, has created a significant body of work that reflects her interest in documenting the African-American experience. Ms. Ringgold’s work is in numerous collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C.
Born in 1930, Ms. Ringgold’s artwork covers a period of approximately 50 years. Greatly influenced by her mother who was a fashion designer, Ms. Ringgold uses fabric in many of her artworks. She is especially known for her painted story quilts, where she combines painting, quilted fabric and storytelling.
In addition, Ms. Ringgold has written and illustrated many children’s books. Tar Beach, her first book, was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration.