Faith Ringgold: Jazz Stories: Mama Can Sing Papa Can Blow #8: Don’t Wanna Love You Like I Do


Edition Number: Edition numbers 81 - 99

Faith Ringgold

Jazz Stories: Mama Can Sing Papa Can Blow #8:

Don’t Wanna Love You Like I Do, 2007/2020

13-colour silk screen print on Coventry Rag 335gsm

76 × 63 cm

Edition of 100 + 15 APs

Signed and numbered by the artist, with a COA

Starting price from £700 + VAT


This new limited edition print follows Faith Ringgold’s acclaimed survey exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries in 2019 – the artist’s first in a European institution which included paintings, political posters and story quilts from the past six decades.

The image of a singer and her band in this large 13-colour screen print originates from Ringgold’s Jazz Stories series of quilts which she begun in 2004, one of which was included in the Serpentine exhibition. In this body of work, Ringgold looks back to Harlem and the vibrant legacy of jazz. Growing up in the creative and intellectual context of the Harlem Renaissance, Ringgold’s life has been surrounded by jazz musicians, many of whom continue to inspire her practice.


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