James Victore. Racism. 1993

James Victore Racism 1993

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Victore attributes his compulsion to question authority to his childhood on a military base during the Vietnam War. After dropping out of art school, he began producing self-financed posters for nonprofit organizations devoted to the history and welfare of Native Americans, AIDS awareness, and race issues. Racism is a response to the riots between Hasidic Jews and African Americans in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in summer 1993. Through this straight-forward depiction of "RACISM" eating itself, the designer brings attention to its destructive essence.

Gallery label from Born Out of Necessity, March 2, 2012–January 28, 2013.
Medium
Silkscreen
Dimensions
26 x 40" (66 x 101.6 cm)
Credit
Gift of the designer
Object number
1800.2008
Copyright
© 2022 James Victore
Department
Architecture and Design

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