Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere | Bringing Back Bowery

Creator

Lissa Baur

Title

Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere | Bringing Back Bowery

Coverage

5 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10003

Description

A portrait of a Black person emerges from a slab of plywood painted with lime green and deep purple. The person's face, as a focal point to the work, is framed by hair that appears to have been created with collaged paper fragments, creating a halo around their head of abstracted black and white curls. Below their face, two painted blue panels feature the only text visible within the work. The panel immediately below their head is painted in a wash of light blue and reads in bold text: "Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere - MLK." The panel immediately beneath the Martin Luther King, Jr. quote is painted a mid-tone shade of blue and reads in all capitalized lettering: "Black Trans Lives Matter." Small collaged paper faces surround the blue panels and echo the ambiguity of gender that the focal point establishes.

Source

Posted by @Bringing_Back_Bowery on Instagram. Caption: "Mural by @lissa.baur for @threejewelsnyc."

Rights

Artist: Lissa Baur
Image: @Bringing_Back_Bowery on Instagram

Publisher

Urban Art Mapping Research Project

Date

Contributor

F.S.

Original Format

Painting on plywood

Files

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Collection

Citation

Lissa Baur, “Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere | Bringing Back Bowery,” George Floyd & Anti-Racist Street Art , accessed January 15, 2021, https://georgefloydstreetart.omeka.net/items/show/1633.

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