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Artwork: Flying Home Harlem Heroes and Heroines (Faith Ringgold)

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Location: 125th Street ยท Installed: 1996

Inspired by a Lionel Hampton composition, [Flying Home Harlem Heroes and Heroines by Faith Ringgold is] an array of performers, painters, sports heroes, artists, writers, musicians, civil rights activists, and religious leaders appear to be flying joyfully through the air. Ringgold's piece connects with those of at 116th and 135th Sts. creating a three-chapter story of Harlem history. Source: nyc.gov

Faith Ringgold is a painter, mixed media sculptor, performance artist, writer and teacher. She received BS and MFA degrees from City College, City University of New York and is now a professor of art at the University of California San Diego. Source: cuny.edu.

Biography/C.V. at UCSD.EDU.

Artist's Official Web Site.

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Image 327
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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 125th Street
Artwork: Flying Home Harlem Heroes and Heroines (Faith Ringgold)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: 125th Street
Artwork: Flying Home Harlem Heroes and Heroines (Faith Ringgold)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: 125th Street
Artwork: Flying Home Harlem Heroes and Heroines (Faith Ringgold)











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