UNIA

Maker and role
Artist: Radcliffe Bailey, American, born 1968
Year
2003

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Media/materials
Aquatint, etching, photograph, chine collé, and velvet
Measurements
22 x 30in (55.9 x 76.2cm)
Credit line
Gift of the Friends of the McNay
Accession number
2006.58
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Further information
Radcliffe Bailey's work explores themes such as memory, spirituality, family, and African American identity. Bailey is best known for his paintings that often include found objects and personal belongings, often attached to the canvas or panel.

To create UNIA, Bailey translated his painting practice into the print medium by employing three etching techniques. Bailey's use of a vintage photograph, drawings, and velvet create one cohesive composition that celebrates the Universal Negro Improvement Association, founded in 1914 by the Jamaican political leader Marcus Garvey, and its mission "to uplift the people of African ancestry."
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