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Confrontation at the Bridge (Selma, Alabama) Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
Confrontation at the Bridge (Selma, Alabama) Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
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Confrontation at the Bridge (Selma, Alabama)

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Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence

$35,000

American (1917–2000)

  • Date: 1975
  • Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil
  • Edition of 175, HC 25, PP 1/3
  • Size: 19.5 x 26 in. (49.53 x 66.04 cm)
  • Frame Size: 25 x 32 inches
  • Publisher: Transworld Art, New York
  • Reference: Nesbett L75-2 - Jacob Lawrence the Complete Prints pg. 32

$35,000

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about Confrontation at the Bridge (Selma, Alabama)

Stepping across a bridge leading over a turbulent river, the marching African Americans appear fearful but united as they face the angry creature blocking their path.

Representative of the struggles faced by African Americans as they fought for their civil rights while traversing the Edmund Pettus bridge on Bloody Sunday, this dramatic scene is emblematic of Jacob Lawrence's work for his use of flat shapes and bold colors.

Confrontation at the Bridge (Selma, Alabama) Screenprint | Jacob Lawrence
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About The Artist: Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence's work combines realism with abstract decorative design and deals primarily with the black experience in America. In narrative series of paintings, he has highlighted the lives of outstanding blacks and chronicled contemporary black history. Lawrence paints in tempera on composition board, using highly-stylized figures, vivid primary colors and sharp contrasts. While still in his twenties, he was the first black artist to be...

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About The Medium: Screenprint

A stencil process employing a frame on which silk or synthetic fabric is stretched. Stencils are hand-drawn or hand-cut and placed on the stretched fabric and act as a block out when the ink passes through the screen by means of a squeegee onto the paper, the non-stencil areas create the image. Also known as silkscreen or serigraph.

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Confrontation at the Bridge (Selma, Alabama)

Jacob Lawrence

1975

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Confrontation at the Bridge (Selma, Alabama)

Jacob Lawrence

1975

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