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From the Stole Series in which Jones lifts legendary quotes from famous works such as the Bible and Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches and billboards them to the side of the cramped wagon. The "Mammy Wagon" was a West African vehicle (sometimes with an engine, other times not) that transported goods and, many times, people named respectfully for the wealthy women who control the trade in food and retail products in the surrounding villages.

Lawrence Arthur Jones (1910-1996) was an African American artist, teacher and lecturer. After studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Dillard University in New Orleans and received a BA in painting. Jones later worked in a variety of media focusing on African American culture, history, figures and landscapes. Many of his works were exhibited and published from the 1930s to the 1970s, allowing him to receive several awards including a Carnegie Fellowship in 1948. He helped create an innovative curriculum for what later became known as Jackson State University, touching on Hispanic and African culture in each course and allowing underprivileged minorities to receive training in visual arts. Some of his works can be found at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Carnegie Institute.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Indentations / Ding
Area: Margin
Location: Lower right, Lower left
Notes: Some embossing is seen in the lower margin, presumably produced from the plate that was used to produce the print initially.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Ships From: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.6 in. (59.94 x 39.62 cm.)
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