Blessed is the Righteous Judge.
Brooklyn: David Barthold, 2020. Broadside. One of fifty copies, signed by the artist, David Barthold. Screenprint of Barthold’s portrait of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In 2020, Barthold’s portraits of Ginsburg, George Floyd, whose death at the hands of police in May accelerated the Black Lives Matter movement, and John Lewis, whose legacy as a congressional representative, Freedom Rider, and civil rights leader rippled throughout the country upon his death in July, were wheat-pasted across New York City. In a time of isolation and fear, especially leading up to the 2020 presidential election, prints like this one were a public display of hope. Through her continuous fight for equality and progressive legislation, Ginsburg embodied the sort of resilience many needed to face the crisis of government, and her death in September of 2020, although devastating, reinvigorated crucial calls for justice across the judicial system. Fine. Framed. (21 3/8 by 16 in.). Item #30366