Faith Ringgold’s Unrealized Tribute to Harlem Literary Life

By Laura C. Mallonee on April 28, 2014

“Nobody has ever asked me about it,” Ringgold said delightedly when reached for comment. “I thought it would be really nice if there would be these big quilts about various writers who I had learned about from reading their books. I made these maquettes but I didn’t win … so I said, ‘Well OK, that’s the end of that.” ...

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Tapestry maquettes for an unrealized installation by Faith Ringgold are currently on view at the New York Public Library. Photo by author for HYPERALLERGIC, Laura C. Mallonee.

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