This blog is composed of images and writings related to the life and work of Faith Ringgold, her mother Mme. Willi Posey, and her daughters Michele and Barbara Wallace. There are pages with links to blogs composed of the materials arranged by decades. The blog, itself, will ultimately be composed of materials related to the life of the family in the 90s and the 21st century.

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Photo Collection: THE FRENCH COLLECTION BY FAITH RINGGOLD



The French Collection Number 8:
On the Beach at St. Tropez,
Acrylic on canvas, tie-dyed quilt frame
74 x 92 inches
Copyright Faith Ringgold, 1991.


The French Collection Number 7:
Picasso's Studio, 1991
Acrylic on canvas, tie-dyed quilt frame
73 x 68 inches
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester, Massachusetts
Charlotte E. Buffington Fund
Copyright Faith Ringgold, 1991


French Collection Number Five:
Matisse's Model, 1991
Acrylic on canvas, tie-dyed quilt frame
73.5 x 90 inches
Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore, Maryland
Copyright Faith Ringgold 1991


French Collection Number 6:
Matisse's Chapel, 1991
Acrylic on canvas, tie-dyed quilt frame
74 x 79.5 inches
Collection of George Wein
Copyright Faith Ringgold 1991


French Collection Number Nine:
Jo Baker's Birthday, 1993
Acrylic on canvas, tie-dyed quilt frame
73 x 78 inches, St Louis Art Museum
St. Louis, Missouri
Copyright Faith Ringgld 1991


French Collection Number Three:
Picnic at Giverny, 1991
Acrylic on canvas, tie-dyed quilt frame
Private Collection
Copyright Faith Ringgold 1991

See "The French Collection: Momma Jones, Mommy Fay and Me." In Dancing at the Louvre: Faith Ringgold's French Collection and Other Story Quilts edited by Dan Cameron, University of California Press 1998. Forgot to mention that this is a pretty expensive book if you buy from the University of California, which is where this link goes. The price is $35 or so at Amazon. Of course, there's shipping. Also, for more on this topic see The Mona Lisa Interview at http://www.faithringgold.com.

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