THANK YOU to everyone who preordered this print! We will be screenprinting and shipping signed pieces out to everyone soon!* * * * * * * *
From now through Monday June 29th, preorders are available for a brand new art print we'll be screenprinting for artist @brownartbaby
. In this timely and eye-catching illustration, the artist explains exactly what we mean when we say DEFUND THE POLICE. In their own words...
"What can 'defunding' the police look like? It can include draining bloated police budgets and redirecting funding priorities to services which lead to more equitable outcomes and greater community safety than policing ever has. State sanctioned killing, brutalization, and the daily humiliation of Black and Brown bodies in service of maintaining a racial hierarchy is not something you can reform incrementally - it is something that must be rooted out.
Policing, in its current iteration, is a relatively new phenomenon and it is time to make it a relic of the past. The drawing was a doodle that came to me as I watched the Minneapolis uprising, and thought of the traditional piñata song - Dale dale dale, Ya tu tiempo se acabó (Go ahead - your time is up!)."
* * * * * * * *
100% of profits from the sale of this art print will be donated to Juxtaposition Arts, a North Minneapolis youth-run artist organization celebrating 25 years of providing arts opportunities and education to the North Minneapolis community. We know a lot of great artists who have learned and taught here and we're excited to support them through the sale of this print.
In the coming weeks, Juxtaposition Arts will be releasing a t-shirt featuring @brownartbaby's artwork. We will share the link once it's up!
* * * * * * * *
Pre-orders for our art print:
Beginning Wednesday June 24 at 12pm CDT
Ending Monday June 29 at 11:59pm CDT
Prints will be produced, signed, numbered, and shipped in early July, 2020.
18 x 24"
4 color screenprint on Domtar Cougar white paper
Screenprinted by Ben LaFond