Dancing at the Louvre scarf

By Faith Ringgold

Artist, author, educator, and organizer, Faith Ringgold is one of the most influential cultural figures of her generation, with a career linking the multi-disciplinary practices of the Harlem Renaissance to the political art of young Black artists working today.

Faith Ringgold's French Collection series tells the story of Willia Marie Simone's (a fictional character created by Ringgold) experience as a black woman in 1920's France and her journey to become a successful artist in France.

38 x 38 inches; 100% silk; hand rolled/stitched hem; made in Italy by TessutoEditions.

Artwork represented: Dancing at the Lourvre: The French Collection Part I, #1, 1991. Acrylic on canvas, printed and tie-dyed pieced fabric, and ink, 73 1/2 × 80 1/2 in (186.7 × 204.5 cm). © 2022 Faith Ringgold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, courtesy ACA Galleries, New York. Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio. Gift of David Horvitz ’74 and Francie Bishop Good, 2017.5.6.