New Museum in New York City

Opening of the first comprehensive retrospective of Faith Ringgold's work

Beginning February 17, the New Museum in New York City will present a retrospective of U.S. artist Faith Ringgold. Faith Ringgold: American People presents her body of work spanning over sixty years and offers the most comprehensive look yet at the groundbreaking artist's impressive vision.

February 16, 2022
Faith Ringgold, Woman on a Bridge #1 of 5: Tar Beach, 1988. Acrylic paint, canvas, printed fabric, ink, and thread
© Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London, courtesy ACA Galleries, New York 2022
Faith Ringgold, Woman on a Bridge #1 of 5: Tar Beach, 1988. Acrylic paint, canvas, printed fabric, ink, and thread, 74 5/8 x 68 ½ in. (189.5 x 174 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Gift Mr. and Mrs. Gus and Judith Leiber, 88.3620.

U.S. artist Faith Ringgold (b. 1930) is considered one of the most influential cultural figures of her generation. She is known for her narrative quilts as well as her paintings dedicated to themes of the civil rights movement. In her honor, the New Museum in New York City opens the retrospective Faith Ringgold: American People on February 17. Spanning more than sixty years, it offers the most comprehensive look yet at the groundbreaking artist's formidable vision. Ringgold's best-known series will be on view, highlighting her radical explorations of both gender and race-related identities. The artist incorporates these into the lush textures of her paintings as well as soft sculptures and her story quilts. In this way, Ringgold's fabric works, which are among the most important artworks of the last fifty years, combine local traditions and global references to create a polyphonic history of this country. In addition, the exhibition explores her figurative style and how it evolved in the face of the urgency of political and social change. As a result, Faith Ringgold: American People becomes a timely opportunity to experience the art of a U.S. icon through June 5, 2022.

Faith Ringgold, American People Series #20: Die, 1967. Oil on canvas, two panels
© Faith Ringgold / ARS, NY and DACS, London, courtesy ACA Galleries, New York 2022. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY
Faith Ringgold, American People Series #20: Die, 1967. Oil on canvas, two panels, 72 x 144 in. (182.9 x 365.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Purchase; and gift of The Modern Women's Fund, Ronnie F. Heyman, Glenn and Eva Dubin, Lonti Ebers, Michael S. Ovitz, Daniel and Brett Sundheim, and Gary and Karen Winnick.

African American artist, writer, educator and organizer Faith Ringgold was born Faith Will Jones on October 8, 1930 in New York City. Her work combines multidisciplinary practices of the Harlem Renaissance with the political art of young Black artists today. In doing so, she has drawn on her personal biography and collective history for sixty years to both document her life as an artist and mother as well as to amplify the struggle for social justice and equality. Some of Ringgold's work is among the most significant artworks of the civil rights era, and her experimental story quilts challenge the established hierarchies between art and craft. She has created a body of work that expresses the complexities of the American experience of life.Art.Salon

Auction results of the works of Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold - Kente Mask #3
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Post-War to Present
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 30.000 - 50.000 USD
Realised: 18.900 USD
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Faith Ringgold - Here Comes Moses, from Jones Road
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Editions & Works on Paper
June 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: 2.032 USD
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Faith Ringgold - Here Come Moses
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Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
May 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: 2.423 USD
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Faith Ringgold - Here Come Moses
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Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
November 2022
Bonhams, New York
Est.: 3.200 - 3.800 USD
Realised: not available
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Faith Ringgold - Somebody Stole My Broken Heart
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Contemporary Edition
July 2022
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: 10.080 USD
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Faith Ringgold - Big Black
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Contemporary Art
October 2020
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: 2.520 USD
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Faith Ringgold - Somebody Stole My Broken Heart
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Editions & Works on Paper
October 2020
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 1.500 - 2.500 USD
Realised: 5.292 USD
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Faith Ringgold - Two Jemimas
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Contemporary Curated
March 2019
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 150.000 - 200.000 USD
Realised: 187.500 USD
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Faith Ringgold - Listen To The Trees
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Contemporary Curated
September 2018
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 80.000 - 120.000 USD
Realised: 375.000 USD
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Faith Ringgold - Hide Little Children
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Christie's Interiors
March 2008
Christies, New York
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 USD
Realised: 10.000 USD
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