Faith Ringgold's controversial art at DC museum

By Stacy A. Anderson, Associated Press for the Seattle PI on June 21, 2013

Faith Ringgold explains her "confrontational art" — vivid paintings whose themes of race, gender, class and civil rights were so intense that for years, no one would buy them.

"I didn't want people to be able to look, and look away, because a lot of people do that with art," Ringgold said. "I want them to look and see. I want to grab their eyes and hold them, because this is America."...Look away they did. And they walked away. So Ringgold tucked the paintings out of public view, where they stayed for more than 40 years...Now, Ringgold's early works are enjoying a revival.

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Related Links:

Professor Emeritus Faith Ringgold
http://visarts.ucsd.edu/faculty/faith-ringgold
http://www.faithringgold.com