2010.54.18832

Down to the Marketplace All the People Came...
Late 20th Early 21st Century
22.5 in HIGH x 17.5 in WIDE
(57.15 cm HIGH x 44.45 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.
2010.54.18832

Northland Poster Collective stamp with address on verso top center. "Jamie Perry NPC" handwritten in pencil on verso bottom right.

Poster printed on white paper. At the top is a stylized multicolored image of people gathered at a marketplace.The bottom of the poster has alternating color lines - orange, blue, green, yellow - with text reading "down to the marketplace / all the people came - / cryin, buyin, lyin, tryin, everybody / lookin to gain. some folks scurrying for money / some were just hungry for a bite / - saw a sister who clearly needed some roamnce, and / a tough guy lookin to fight, everybody seemed so crazed and cloudy, / greed or need was scrawled across their face. but as the tall dark brother / started prayin, it came clear some other things were taking place - / an old man spoke out love to the children, an old woman chanted songs / of night and day - the one legged lady wheeled on by with an amazing grace and / laid bare the truth that urged them on their way - beneath the cold and poorest / grime of the city, behind the guile of the marketplace too, a people / bled and struggled to cut loose from the warman''s lore - / started planting seeds of the lying, towards the day when their spirits could soar".
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