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Dread Scott

Documentation of Beloved Guardian, a screen print by Dread Scott.  Published 2003

Beloved Guardian, 2003, screen print, 20 x 15 inches

Beloved Guardian uses text drawn from two sources, a passage from the Toni Morrison novel Beloved that depicts terror against Black people in the US in the 1870s and an article from the London Guardian newspaper that describes a US bombing in Afghanistan. In the artwork, the two disparate sources merge almost seamlessly into one.