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Sun Ra Poster

May 22 Sun Ra (born on this day in 1914) was a prolific experimental jazz musician and composer and a pioneer of Afrofuturism. His eclectic and avant-garde musical and fashion choices were innovative and influential. Inspired by Sun Ra, artists Lloyd McNeill and Lou Stovall created this screen-print abstract poster in 1968.
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Sun Ra

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Graphic Arts
Date
1968-1969
Object number
1969.55
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Lou Stovall
Artist
Lloyd McNeill, born 1935
Lou Stovall, born Athens, GA 1937
Topic
Abstract
Object\written matter
Mythology\Egyptian\Ra
Medium
screenprint
Dimensions
sheet: 35 1/8 x 23 1/8 in. (89.2 x 58.7 cm)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Type
Graphic Arts-Print