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Exhibition Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times

Exhibition Items

Gateway/Coda

  • Rohland, photographer. Herblock seated, in profile, drawing a cartoon on a drawing board, using small brush, April 20, 1949. Reproduction of gelatin silver print. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (003.00.00)
  • Leopoldo Méndez (1902–1969). Posada en su taller [Posada in His Workshop], 1953. Linocut. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City (005.00.00)
  • Juan Fuentes (b. 1950). Posada y Yo, 2013. Linocut. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Juan Fuentes, used by permission (006.00.00)
  • Art Hazelwood (b. 1961). San Francisco Eviction Times (iPhone) from Gaceta Callejera series, 2013–2014. Screenprint. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Art Hazelwood, used by permission (011.01.00)
  • Tony Auth (1942–2014). Herblock painting McCarthy, Nixon, Reagan, and Clinton, ca. 2000. Ink and porous point pen. Gift of the artist, 2000. Tony Auth Archive, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (004.00.00)
  • Herblock (1909–2001). “No More Lessons, Pablo?” 1973. Graphite, India ink, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, April 10, 1973. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (001.00.00)
  • David Seymour a.k.a. CHIM (1911–1956). Pablo Picasso with detail of Guernica. . . , 1937. Reproduction of gelatin silver print. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Estate of David Seymour (CHIM)/Magnum (002.00.00)

Long Tradition

  • Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828). El sueño de la razon produce monstruos [The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters], from Los Caprichos [The Caprices], 1868, third edition, originally published 1799. Etching and aquatint. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (038.00.00)
  • Enrique Chagoya (b. 1953). El regreso del canibal macrobiótico [Return of the Macrobiotic Cannibal], 1998. Codex book in eight sheets: lithograph and woodcut on chine collé. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress © Enrique Chagoya, used by permission (037.00.00)
  • Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945). Self Portrait, 1924. Woodcut. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. (043.00.00)
  • Jacques Callot (1592–1635). Pillage et incendie d'un village [The Looting and Burning of a Village], from the series Les Misères et les Malheurs de la Guerre [Miseries and Misfortunes of War], 1633. Etching. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (040.00.00)
  • Dick Iacovello (Army, b. 1938) and Drew Matott (civilian, b. 1977). What We Left Behind, 2010. Pulp painting and pulp printing on combat paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Dick Iacovello and Drew Matott, used by permission (027.00.00)
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798–1861). The Warrior Saga of Gorō Mitsutoki, between 1844 and 1848. Color woodcut. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (042.00.00)
  • Ōkura Kōtō (died 1910). Exploit of the Japanese Hobsons in Their Heroic Attempt to Block Up the Harbour Entrance of Port Arthur, May 3rd, 1904 from The Russo-Japanese War, ca. 1904. Color woodblock on crepe paper in book published in Tokyo by Hasegawa Enkichi (Sonokichi). Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (041.00.00)

Civil Rights

  • Herblock (1909–2001). Race, 1968. Graphite, ink, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, May 28, 1968. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (007.00.00)
  • Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955). Memento, 1997. Color lithograph with gold powder. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Kerry James Marshall. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (008.00.00)
  • Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. “Racism Is Still with Us, But It Is Up to Us to Prepare Our Children for What They Have to Meet and Hopefully We Shall Overcome. Rosa Louise Parks,” from the series A Strong Commitment to Human Rights, 2013. Letterpress. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., used by permission (009.00.00)

Gender Issues

  • Herblock (1909–2001). “However, You Can Continue to Fight for Equal Employment Opportunities, Equal Advancement, Equal Pay. . . ,” 1994. Graphite, porous point pen, India ink, opaque white, and overlays over blue pencil underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, January 1, 1994. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (032.01.00)
  • Jessica Sabogal (born 1987). Women Are Perfect. Los Angeles: Amplifier, 2017. Inkjet. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Jessica Sabogal. Courtesy of Amplifier, used by permission (033.01.00)
  • Tony Auth (1942–2014). “Next,” 2004. Pen and ink, brush and ink. Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, March 4, 2004. Tony Auth Archive, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Gift of the artist, 2006 (034.00.00)

Health: AIDS

  • Herblock (1909–2001). “Man, If It Could Happen to Magic—,” 1991. Porous point pen, graphite, India ink, and overlays over blue pencil underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, November 10, 1991. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (022.00.00)
  • Eric Avery (b. 1965). As It Is from Damn It! suite, 1986 or 1987. Color lithograph with woodcut overprint. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Eric Avery, used by permission (023.00.00)

Health: Smoking

  • Herblock (1909–2001). “I’m Still Cutting Down, Too,” 1965. Graphite, India ink, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, January 13, 1965. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (020.00.00)
  • Sandow Birk (b. 1964). Malignant Neoplasms (Cancer) from the Ten Leading Causes of Death in America series, 2005. Etching. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Sandow Birk. Courtesy of the Artist and Koplin Del Rio Gallery, used by permission (021.00.00

War and Its Impact

  • Herblock (1909–2001). Reminder, 1942. Graphite, India ink, and opaque white, with paste-on over graphite underdrawing. Published by the Newspaper Enterprise Association Service, October 6, 1942. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (026.01.00)
  • Ruth Lynne McIntosh (Air Force, b. 1956). Air Force Dress Blues, 2011. Inkjet on pulp paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Ruth Lynne McIntosh, used by permission (027.00.00)
  • Herblock (1909–2001). “Riddle: How Many Missiles Does it Take to Put Out All the Light Bulbs?,” 1983. Crayon, graphite, India ink, opaque white, and porous point pen with overlays over blue pencil underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, February 8, 1983. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (024.00.00)
  • Alexander Calder (1898–1976). Mankind Must Put an End to War or War Will Put an End to Mankind, 1975. Lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York (025.00.00)
  • Herblock (1909–2001). “Try Some Other Planet,” 1949. Graphite, India ink, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, June 29, 1949. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (028.01.00)
  • Helen Zughaib (b. 1959). Unfinished Journeys, from the artist’s Arab Spring series, 2015. Screenprint. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Helen Zughaib, used by permission (029.00.00)

Media

  • Herblock (1909–2001). “You Just Don’t Have Quite the Right Slant,” 1972. India ink and graphite over graphite and blue pencil underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, December 22, 1972. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (035.00.00)
  • Favianna Rodriguez (b. 1978). Media Justice is Self Determination; From Da Celly to Da Telly, Media Justice Now! Third World Majority, 2003. Silkscreen. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Favianna Rodriguez, used by permission (036.00.00)

Education

  • Ernesto Yerena Montejano (b. 1987). Invest in Families . . . Knowledge Is Power. Los Angeles: Amplifier, 2017. Inkjet. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Ernesto Yerena. Courtesy of Amplifier, used by permission. (031.00.00)
  • Herblock (1909–2001). “I Hear President Clinton Wants to Spend Money to Send More People to College—What is College?” 1997. Porous point pen, graphite, India ink, opaque white, and overlays over blue pencil underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, May 21, 1997. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photograph Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (030.01.00)
  • Shepard Fairey (b. 1978) and Arlene Mejorado (b. 1988). We the People: Defend Dignity, 2017. Inkjet. Published by Amplifier. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Shepard Fairey and Arlene Mejorado. Courtesy of Amplifier, used by permission (031.00.00)

Environment

  • Herblock (1909–2001). “Anyhow, We Still Have Purple Mountain Majesties,” 1988. Porous point pen, graphite, India ink, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, August 10, 1988. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (016.00.00)
  • Mel Chin (b. 1951). Revival Ramp, 1996. Etching, aquatint, soft ground, engraving, photo etching, and lithography. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Mel Chin, used by permission (017.00.00)
  • Herblock (1909–2001). “Now for a Look at the Map to See Where to Go from Here,” 1977. Porous point pen, graphite, India ink, and opaque white over blue pencil underdrawing. Published in the Washington Post, September 8, 1977. Herbert L. Block Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Herb Block Foundation (016.00.00)
  • John Isaiah Pepion (born 1983). Winona LaDuke & Faith Spotted Eagle Make a Stand, 2014. Oil-based color pencil and ink on ledger paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © John Isaiah Pepion, used by permission (017.01.00)
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