"ANYONE CAN FLY. ALL YOU NEED IS SOMEWHERE TO GO THAT YOU CAN'T GET TO ANY OTHER WAY"
RINGGOLD, Faith. Dancing at the Louvre. Faith Ringgold's French Collection and Other Story Quilts. California: New Museum of Contemporary Art and University of California Press, 1998. Quarto, original pictorial paper wrappers.
First edition of the richly illustrated museum catalog from Faith Ringgold's influential first exhibition, boldly signed on the half title by Ringgold.
"The sophisticated populism of Faith Ringgold's art allows it to glide across cultural and generational boundaries, like those separating children's storybooks from mature meditations on history and identity. Organized by Dan Cameron, this first museum exhibition [this is the museum catalog from that exhibition] devoted to her narrative quilt-paintings features two series: 'The French Collection,' which tells of an African-American artist in '20s Paris, and 'The American Collection,' in which the subject's daughter becomes an artist in postwar America" (ArtForum).