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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

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