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He Heard What You Said

Artist: Syd Carpenter (1953 – ) Primary
Artist: Robert Franklin (aka "Bob") Printer
Artist: Brandywine Workshop and Archive Publisher
Artist:
Date: 2006
21st century
Dimensions: 29 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (749.3 x 539.75 mm)
Dimensions Extent: sheet
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Offset Lithograph on paper
Edition Size: 72
Credit Line: Partial gift of the Brandywine Workshop and Museum Purchase with funds from the Black Art Fund, 2022.
Accession Number: 2022.17.09
This work is not currently on view


This print responds to my concern for how Black children in particular, and children in general, are spoken to. Language is a psychological conditioner, use it with care. The water is the convenience, the transmitter, the eggs are the promise, leaves and roots speak of growing things. Providing them with the correct nutrients, a child's brain is like soil planted with care.
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

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Black Art Fund
FUAM's Black Art Fund is a fundraising initiative to support the acquisition of artwork by contemporary Black artists, to address a major gap in the museum’s permanent collection. The museum is accepts both financial contributions to this fund to be used for purchases of artwork as well as donations of museum quality artworks to achieve greater representation and recognition of non-white artists and artworks.

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