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Artists Envision a New Kind of Political Poster

In the midst of a fraught election season, we asked 18 artists of color to reimagine the political poster. From a work by Kara Walker that says it all without words to Mark Bradford’s wheatpasted rhyming triplet, each image is a unique distillation of our current moment. When there’s so much at stake, what do you stand for? If you would like to display any of the posters at home, click the link at the end of each caption to print.


In the midst of a fraught election season, we asked 18 artists of color to reimagine the political poster. From a work by Kara Walker that says it all without words to Mark Bradford’s wheat-pasted rhyming triplet, each image is a unique distillation of our current moment. When there’s so much at stake, what do you stand for?

To print and display the posters at home, click the button below each image.

This message has been approved by Kara Walker

The Territorial Treadmill.

This message has been approved by Derek Fordjour

This message has been approved by Glenn Ligon

Collage with Black Shape, digital print, pencil and collage 12 x 9 inches © Glenn Ligon; Courtesy of the artist, Hauser & Wirth, New York, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, and Chantal Crousel, Paris.

This message has been approved by Mark Bradford

Mark Bradford, 2020 © Mark Bradford, Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, Photo: Mark Bradford.

This message has been approved by Charles Gaines

© Charles Gaines, Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth.

This message has been approved by Chase Hall

Vote, 2020, Acrylic and Coffee on Cotton Canvas.

This message has been approved by Woody De Othello

This message has been approved by Nick Cave

This message has been approved by Lauren Halsey

We Still Here, 2020, digital collage: Courtesy of the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

This message has been approved by Hank Willis Thomas x For Freedoms

This message has been approved by Vaughn Spann

This message has been approved by Martine Syms

This message has been approved by Gary Simmons

This message has been approved by Jacolby Satterwhite

American Dream.

This message has been approved by Tavares Strachan

This message has been approved by Odili Donald Odita

This message has been approved by Jeffrey Gibson

This message has been approved by Shahzia Sikander

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