Faith Ringgold: American Peopleedited by Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari

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The most comprehensive survey to date of the work of Faith Ringgold, whose groundbreaking art and political activism span more than sixty years – featuring a stellar line-up of contributors and an unprecedented collection of images

Faith Ringgold is a critically acclaimed American artist whose unique methods of visual storytelling have documented and advanced art historical, feminist, and civil-rights movements for more than half a century. Accompanying a major retrospective at the New Museum, New York, this expansive survey covers work from all periods of her career, including her early civil rights–era figurative paintings, her graphic political protest posters, and her signature experimental story quilts.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 290 × 250 mm (11 3/8 × 9 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 240 pp
  • Illustrations: 185 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838664220

Massimiliano Gioni is Edlis Neeson Artistic Director at the New Museum.

Gary Carrion-Murayari is Kraus Family Curator at the New Museum.

Essays by Amiri Baraka, Diedrick Brackens, LeRonn P. Brooks, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Jordan Casteel, Bridget R. Cooks, Mark Godfrey, Lucy R. Lippard, Tschabalala Self, Michele Wallace, and Zoé Whitley.

As featured in ARTnews 'Essential Books'

"The most substantial scholarly publication on the artist's work to date." - The Art Newspaper

"An excellent historical refresher on Ringgold's influence." - Interview

"The Faith Ringgold book we've all been waiting for." - Cultured

"Well-illustrated ... will appeal to those interested in artistic inclusivity and artistic expression, especially through textile art." - Library Journal