Ring the Alarm, 2011 - Navin June Norling

About the Work

About Ring the Alarm

Navin June Norling's Ring the Alarm is a provocative cartoon. The style of this caricature of a black man references the practice of blackface—a form of theatrical makeup worn by white men in minstrel shows to give degrading ...Read More
Navin June Norling's Ring the Alarm is a provocative cartoon. The style of this caricature of a black man references the practice of blackface—a form of theatrical makeup worn by white men in minstrel shows to give degrading performances based in racist stereotypes. This outdated representation of an African-American, shocking and no longer politically correct, is contrasted with a modern urban image of a boombox. The character holds a picture of a boombox, perhaps representing black urban life, but rings his old-fashioned alarm high over head from a big bell, warning us that racism is not as outdated as we may wish to believe.Read Less

About the Artist

About Navin June Norling

Navin June Norling's work is influenced by both urban and rural sensibilities. Juxtaposing classic Americana imagery with urban found materials, Norling works off the ...Read More
Navin June Norling's work is influenced by both urban and rural sensibilities. Juxtaposing classic Americana imagery with urban found materials, Norling works off the premise that abandoned objects, whether they are from a farm or a city street, can always be put to an alternative use. Likewise, Norling reuses the symbols, graffiti, and even the walls of a city in his art to communicate what he calls a "collective history" of "power, class, geography, capitalism, and inequality."Read Less

Ring the Alarm, 2011

Navin June Norling

Print
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Size Price
20.00" x 16.00" $400
Edition of 75

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Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Description

Print made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper.

Authentication

Includes a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.

Dimensions

This print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.

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Navin June Norling
Ring the Alarm

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