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Artist: Radcliffe Bailey, American, 1968-2023
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Aquatint, etching, photograph, chine collé, and velvet
22 x 30in (55.9 x 76.2cm)
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Gift of the Friends of the McNay
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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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