First Kick of Life
Color etching and aquatint, printed in blue and orange, on moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper
plate: 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (50.2 x 40 cm)
frame: 34 7/8 × 26 7/8 × 1 3/4 in. (88.6 × 68.3 × 4.4 cm) (show scale)
Gift of R.M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange, Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund
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Kay Brown (American, 1932-2012). First Kick of Life, ca. 1974. Color etching and aquatint, printed in blue and orange, on moderately thick, moderately textured wove paper, plate: 19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (50.2 x 40 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of R.M. Atwater, Anna Wolfrom Dove, Alice Fiebiger, Joseph Fiebiger, Belle Campbell Harriss, and Emma L. Hyde, by exchange, Designated Purchase Fund, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 2012.80.9. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2012.80.9_PS4.jpg)
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overall, 2012.80.9_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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Hi! I'm a student from PSC and I would like to know more about this painting.
This poster is actually an etching by Kay Brown, and is called "First Kick of Life." It depicts a pregnant black woman. One of the main focuses of these popular posters from the time of the Black Arts Movement was to portray black people and especially black families in a positive light.
Oh great thanks!!!