Wadsworth A. Jarrell
Revolutionary is based on a photograph of political activist and professor Angela Davis speaking at a rally in spring 1970, published in Life magazine on September 11 of that year in an article titled “The Making of a Fugitive.” At the time, Davis was fleeing awarrant for her arrest in connection with the murder of a prison guard, a story that captured national attention. (She was later arrested, tried, and, in 1972, found not guilty.)
Jarrell changed the source image by clothing Davis in Jae Jarrell’s Revolutionary Suit (exhibited nearby) and adding words from Davis’s speeches that radiate from her face.
Screenprint on paper
Sheet: 34 x 26 1/2 in. (86.4 x 67.3 cm) (show scale)
Signed in pencil
Dated, titled and numbered in pencil
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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Wadsworth A. Jarrell (American, born 1929). Revolutionary, 1972. Screenprint on paper, Sheet: 34 x 26 1/2 in. (86.4 x 67.3 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, 2012.80.17. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2012.80.17_PS6.jpg)
overall, 2012.80.17_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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