October 11, 1987~ AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed for the first time in DC

NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall,
photographed by Mark Thiessen in 1996

Fabric, decorative objects, and personal belongings / Panels measuring 3′ by 6′ assembled into larger
12′ by 12′ blocks / Quilt is housed at NAMES Project Foundation headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

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Previous October 11 posts:

Autumn~ October 11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/11~

February 24~ African-American visual artists

 

Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017)
African-American painter & photographer best known for his life-size realist portraits
http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/blogs/all-blogs/contemporary/2017/05/barkley-l-hendricks-footsteps-old-masters.html

Bahsir (Robert Gowens) / 1975 / Oil and acrylic on canvas, 83 1/2”x66”

 

 

 

 

 

Joyce J. Scott (Born 1948)
African-American sculptor, quilter, performance artist, and installation artist
https://hyperallergic.com/423894/i-was-an-artist-in-vitro-joyce-j-scott-and-her-darkly-beautiful-art/

“The Sneak” Necklace / 1989 / Beads and thread / 13 1/2”x11”x2 1/4”