Emory Douglas

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“Malcolm X”
Printed by Political Gridlock at Firehouse Kustom Rockart Co.
(c) 2009 Emory Douglas/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
6 color screenprint
Printed on canvas
Dimensions: 18” x 18” (45.72 x 45.72cm)
Each canvas is incomparable and varies in appearance and detail
Signed by the artist
Edition of 13
Limit 1 per customer
$300 USD

Station 4 is proud to present the art of Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture of The Black Panther Party, by introducing three historic propaganda art pieces originally published in the Black Panther newspaper in 1970 and 1971. The featured limited edition silk screened images are the first of a twelve print series.

Warning To America

“Warning to America”
Originally published in The Black Panther June 27, 1970
(c) 2008 Emory Douglas/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Reprinted by Chuck Sperry at Firehouse Kustom Rockart Co.
2 color screenprint
Dimensions: 20” x 30” (50.8 x 76.2cm)
Printed on archival cotton rag paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition of 150
Limit 1 per customer
$300 USD

“Our People’s Army”
Originally published in The Black Panther April 18, 1970
(c) 2008 Emory Douglas/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Reprinted by Chuck Sperry at Firehouse Kustom Rockart Co.
2 color screenprint
Dimensions: 20” x 30” (50.8 x 76.2cm)
Printed on archival cotton rag paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition of 150
Limit 1 per customer
$300 USD

They Should Be Paying My Rent

“They Should Be Paying My Rent”
Originally published in The Black Panther February 27, 1971
(c) 2008 Emory Douglas/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Reprinted by Chuck Sperry at Firehouse Kustom Rockart Co.
2 color screenprint
Dimensions: 20” x 30” (50.8 x 76.2cm)
Printed on archival cotton rag paper
Signed and numbered by the artist
Edition of 150
Limit 1 per customer
$300 USD

Each silk screened print has been meticulously reproduced by Chuck Sperry of the Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company headquartered in Oakland, California and are signed and numbered by Mr. Douglas and printed on archival cotton rag paper.

Chuck Sperry and Emory Douglas

More on the artist…

In 1967 Emory Douglas became an active member of the Black Panther Party based in San Francisco and quickly became responsible for the design of the Black Panther’s official paper of the party.

“Many of the images may surprise viewers coming to them for the first time. These images, some nearly forty years old, are still as powerful as when Emory Douglas first created them. They are serious and defiant pictures, and they were meant to change the world. Douglas was the Revolutionary Artist of the Black Panther Party and then became its Minister of Culture, part of the national leadership.

Douglas created the overall design of the Black Panther, the party’s weekly newspaper, and oversaw its layout and production until the party’s discontinuance in the early 1980s. During this era Douglas made countless artworks, illustrations, and cartoons, which were reproduced in the paper and distributed as prints, posters, cards and even sculptures.”

Sam Durant, Contemporary Artist / Editor
- from “Black Panther, The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas”
(Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., NY)

His visual interpretations of slogans such as, “ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE” and “YOU CAN MURDER A REVOLUTIONARY, BUT YOU CAN’T MURDER A REVOLUTION” as well as coining and popularizing such terms as “pigs” and “rats” to describe police and politicians made Douglas clearly understand that at that time, the most important thing was to give the people more economic, political and social empowerment.

It has been 40 years since the 1968 Mexican Olympic Games; when the entire world witnessed Tommy Smith and John Carlos symbolically raise their fists in the Black Power Salute. Douglas’ art from this particular time in history, documented the ever-growing civil unrest and undying desire for change.

“Emory Douglas’ work is one of the grand historic moments in the black freedom movement which fused high artistry in images with deep commitment to justice. His art will live forever!”

Cornel West, Princeton University
- from “Black Panther, The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas”
(Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., NY)

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