The MoMA Design Store has announced new additions inspired by the work of renowned American artist, educator and activist Faith Ringgold.
New items include an exclusive skateboard diptych featuring a reproduction of Rinngold’s 1971 artwork, Woman’s freedom now, as well as a 1,000-piece puzzle set featuring his 1996 painting, Sunflower Quilting Bee in Arles. In the first, the New York artist chose the colors red, black and green to represent the Pan-African flag, while using the numbers ‘6/71’ to indicate the date on which it was created (June 1971). The posters were originally designed for distribution at public meetings and displayed at spontaneous protests in the early 1970s.
This last painting is a tribute to the many contributions of black women throughout history. Characters depicted include Harriet Tubman, Ida Wells, Rosa Parks, and more.
Additionally, MoMA Design Store also released a pin similar to the skateboard diptych, as well as a pink tote bag with a quote from the artist. The Faith Ringgold collection is now available in-store and online.
In other art-related news, The Hirshhorn Museum and Albright-Knox have purchased one of Yayoi Kusama’s legendaries Infinite mirrors.