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Est. April 5, 2002
Mar 18, 2021 - Issue 857
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Portions of the proceeds will help fund new art and socio-political literacy programs for youth

Open Edition Offset Lithograph on acid-free 120 lb card stock


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Image size: 19.5" X 23.5”

Paper size: 24.5 X 28.5”

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As seen on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, July 7, 2020

Based on Eugéne Delacroix’s 19th century masterpiece Liberty Leading the People, a commemoration of the French Revolution, American Uprising is a celebration of the spirit of protest and the active campaign against systemic racism toward African American people, a movement spearheaded primarily by African American women. In this modern masterpiece, Nelson borrows postures from Delacroix’s Liberty and reinvents them with an heroic African American woman and child. The woman wears an American flag scarf, a tee shirt bearing a portrait of George Floyd, and is accompanied by her younger compatriot who enthusiastically joins the uprising. They emerge from a billowing cloud of smoke, both with raised fists while climbing a pedestal, leading a diverse and spirited army of protesters toward justice and equality.

Kadir Nelson is an award-winning American artist whose works have been exhibited in major national and international publications, institutions, art galleries, and museums. Many of Nelson’s paintings are in the collections of notable institutions and public collections, including the U.S. House of Representatives and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, as well as in the private collections of actors, professional athletes, and musicians.

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