Malcolm X (2010)
Malcolm X is the revolutionary thinker that has most influenced my political framework. I learned about him in 1996 when I was still in high school and forming my own identity as a woman of color. I read about how he challenged white supremacy and called on his people to love each other and control their own institutions. His most powerful lesson was around self-determination, that is, the belief that we as people of color should be in control of our own destiny, that we should speak for ourselves and that we do not need ambassadors to speak on our behalf.
This piece celebrates Malcolm X's love for his people and is 1 in a series of 4 prints created in a SMALL edition of 23. The series of four is titled, "REDS," and consists of four portraits: one of political printmaker and Wobbly, Carlos Cortez; another of Xicana writer and intellectual, Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez; a third of a farmworker child who is contemplating his future; and the fourth of Malcolm X.
Each print measures 19 x 25 inches and is printed on red French Paper. All prints are embossed with a chop from the Taller Tupac Amaru and signed by the artist, Favianna Rodriguez. Each print was hand pulled by master printer and fellow Just Seeder, Jesus Barraza. The prints will be released and sold individually on Just Seeds. This is the first in the series. Stay tuned for three more!
* Note: When making a purchase you are purchasing only the Malcolm X print shown here, if you want to purchase the other prints please do so once they become available.
19 x 25 in.
signed / numbered edition of 23