This exhibit is the outcome of UMD Assistant Professor Terresa Hardaway’s assignment “The Movement Imprinted: Music of the Revolution,” in which Hardaway asks her students to create pieces based on a song about the African-American experience, and she specified that their design should emulate an African-American graphic designer. Along with the posters, the winning bid will also receive a designed booklet that details information about the song, musician, designer, and the student's progress.
How the Auction Works
Bids begin at $10 and go up in increments of $5. If you want to purchase a piece outright, you may do so for $200. Bids end on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 6:30PM at Clyde Iron. Recipients must pick up the poster at the Freedom Fund Dinner or arrange pick-up from UMD. Payments are made securely through PayPal's website.
These are all forty-four (44) pieces featured in the auction. To bid on one, scroll down to the auction list.
If there is a piece in the auction gallery that isn't below in the auction list, it has been sold.
Freedom Fund Poster Auction
“Unarmed” portrays the murder scene of Freddie Gray, an unarmed black male who lost his life to the hands of those who are sworn to protect us. In 2015, Prince created the song “Baltimore” in honor of Gray’s death, and in honor of all those who fell victim to police brutality and gun violence in general. In the poster, alongside the bullet hole that contains Gray’s name are three other bullet holes - one containing the name of another victim, “Michael Brown,” and the other two containing the phrase “No Justice, No Peace,” which are lyrics Prince used in the song.