Let American Be America Again
1998 · New York
by Frasconi, Antinio (and) Langston Hughes (and) Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
New York: Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, 1998. Paperback. VG, a few light but noticeable stains which nmay actually be differential foxing to the paper, contained to the text area of the lower left portion. Folded poster containing colored woodblock prints and what appear to be woodblock cut letters for the text. Full text is: An Exhibition for a New Publication by Antonio Frasconi With A Poem by Langston Hughes "Let America Be America Again." Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, SUNY. 914-251-6750. Reception: February 27, 3:00-5:00 P.M. This appears to be an advertising poster, handmade with two original woodcut illustrations by Frasconi, for this exhibition. olded twice, into quarters. The publication, for which this poster was made, was published in an edition of 5 copies and is thus described on WORLDCAT (which locates only 1 copy at the New York Public Library): "A new publication by Antonio Frasconi with a poem by Langston Hughes: "Let America be American again." Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. With thirty two black & white and full color woodcuts and other relief prints. Thirty two pages 22 1/2 x 15 1/14 inches in an edition of five. All images and text are cut and printed by the artist from the original blocks on Troya paper mounted onto arches cover paper during the years 1997 and 1998./ "Frasconi 98, 4/5"--Colophon./ Schomburg Center has: no. 4." This poster measures 22.5" x 16.5 (Inventory #: 181423)