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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, ACA Galleries, Jazz Stories 2004: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow, December 18, 2004 – February 12, 2005
    Fairfield, J. Walsh Art Gallery, Fairfield University, Faith Ringgold, January 28 – March 4, 2006
    Spokane, Jundt Art Museum, Faith Ringgold, January 19 – April 4, 2007
    Boise Art Museum, Faith Ringgold: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow, December 15, 2007 – March 23, 2008
    Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, The Art of Faith Ringgold: Story Quilts and Freedom Quests, January 23 – May 23, 2011
    Mesa, Contemporary Arts Museum, Jazz Stories: Faith Ringgold, September 14 – November 25, 2018

  • Catalogue Essay

    Faith Ringgold
    Born 1930, New York
    1955 BA City College of New York
    1959 MA City College of New York

    Selected museum exhibitions:
    Serpentine Gallery, London (2019); National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington (2013); Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York (2010); Museum of Modern Art (2000); New Museum of Contemporary Art (1998); Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, New York (1991); Baltimore Museum of Art (1987); The Studio Museum in Harlem (1984); Vorhees Gallery, Rutgers University, New Jersey (1973)
    Selected honors: Medal of Honor for Fine Arts, National Arts Club (2017); Annual Cultural Arts Award, City College of New York (2011); Visual Arts Award, Harlem Arts Alliance (2006); Artist of the Year, The Studio Museum in Harlem (1991); Caldecott Honor Book (1991); John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship (1987); Creative Artists Public Service Award for Painting (1971)
    Selected public collections: Baltimore Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art; High Museum, Atlanta; Newark Museum, New Jersey; Saint Louis Art Museum; Smithsonian American Art Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Whitney Museum of American Art

    A celebrated artist, accomplished storyteller, and dedicated activist, Faith Ringgold works in a variety of media, including painting, quilts, sculpture, and performance. From a series celebrating the legacy of this uniquely American music, Jazz Stories: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow #6: I'm Leavin in the Mornin depicts musicians and singers. Growing up in Harlem listening to jazz, the artist has portrayed an elegantly dressed group in a sophisticated style that is influenced by folk art and the rhythmic energies of the music they play. Painted in acrylic, the work includes Ringgold’s signature use of textiles in the work’s border.

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Jazz Stories: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow #6: I'm Leavin in the Mornin

signed and dated “F. Ringgold 10/28/04” on lower right; further signed, titled and dated “JAZZ STORIES 2004 Mama Can Sing Papa Can Blow #6 I’m Leavin in the Mornin by Faith Ringgold” on a label affixed to the reverse.
acrylic on canvas with pieced fabric border
82 x 65 in. (208.3 x 165.1 cm.)
Executed in 2004.

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019