Black Lives Matter

Title

Black Lives Matter

Description

The works in this collection reference Black Lives Matter directly, ranging from small, quickly-executed tags to large, collaborative street murals.

Collection Items

Black Women Will Always Be Too Loud
Three posters read “Black Women Will Always Be Too Loud For A World That Never Intended To Listen To Them”. The posters are red with black lettering, while the words ‘Too Loud’ are highlighted in yellow writing that matches the painted wall behind…

Matter Black Lives Do
An unknown person wrote 'Matter Black Lives Do' in green chalk on the bottom of the statue of Yoda that can be seen outside of Lucasfilms offices in San Francisco.

Black Lives Matter Garage Mural
Private residence parking garage door with stylized text reading “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. See, respect, treasure and protect Black lives.” Philo is written on the slant of the ‘s’ in ‘lives’.
The first sentence is a…

Blue “Bad Cop” Sticker
A blue, rectangular sticker with a black picture of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s mugshot. A box with an X through it and the words “Bad Cop” are written below it. The sticker is on a crosswalk instructions sign.
On May 25, 2020,…

Blue “Bad Cop” Sticker
A blue, rectangular sticker with a black picture of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s mugshot. A box with an X through it and the words “Bad Cop” are written below it. The sticker is on the back of a street sign.
On May 25, 2020,…

George Floyd Square Greenhouse
A greenhouse at George Floyd Square contains plants and a Black Lives Matter sign.

Strike for My Life Mural, Chicago Ave
A mural of men in hooded sweatshirts holding signs that say "Strike for my life," "Strike for my family," and other statements.
Additional plywood has been put over the door and has been painted over with graffiti.

Value Black Lives, This is A Place of Love
"Value Black Lives" has been painted over existing BLM graffiti. The colors fade from teal to blue to orange. Above this reads "This is A Place of Love" in black paint.

BLM on Top of Building
"BLM" and "George" have been spray painted on the top of a building near Cup Foods.

BLM latrinalia
Photo taken of the letters BLM, standing for Black Lives Matter, written on the flushing mechanism of a urinal in a Cub Foods in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The placement of the letters is such that it cannot be easily spotted until one is fully…
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These images speak for themselves. The support the Black Community has been receiving is beautiful and no matter what I will remember these moments of unity and kindness from humanity.

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