Buy Prints at Olin


Prints by the African-American printer Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. are on sale at the Olin library office from now until May 1st. Only $10 for large posters and $5 for small ones. Topics range from humorous to profound to irreverent. Also, portions of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Wesleyan Library.

Date: Now-May 1st
Time: 9am-5pm
Place: Olin

18 thoughts on “Buy Prints at Olin

  1. Anonymous

    Um, maybe because that little clip presumably from his work–the one that says “Digital Art is Dead” has a little racist figure above it, which is highly questionable unless the artist is black/has VERY high cred with the black community and is obviously using it ironically.

  2. Anonymous

    Um, maybe because that little clip presumably from his work–the one that says “Digital Art is Dead” has a little racist figure above it, which is highly questionable unless the artist is black/has VERY high cred with the black community and is obviously using it ironically.

  3. Anonymous

    think about it, would you go to a “person of color art show” in the real world (outside of this bubble)? it almost sounds ridiculous doesn’t it?

  4. Anonymous

    think about it, would you go to a “person of color art show” in the real world (outside of this bubble)? it almost sounds ridiculous doesn’t it?

  5. Anonymous

    can one of you call this racism please relate this to the “student of color art show.” either this blurb or the premise of that show has to be racist, if my logic is working.

  6. Anonymous

    can one of you call this racism please relate this to the “student of color art show.” either this blurb or the premise of that show has to be racist, if my logic is working.

  7. Anonymous

    Ok, well for the record you all have a responsibility to edit and avoid posting things that contribute to racism.Instead of this, what about an edit calling him “printer Amos Paul Kennedy, whose work often focuses on race issues and the African-American experience”? Then it’s because of his artistic choices that his art engages with his African American identity, instead of external labeling constricting him to the role of “African American Artist.”

  8. Anonymous

    Ok, well for the record you all have a responsibility to edit and avoid posting things that contribute to racism.
    Instead of this, what about an edit calling him “printer Amos Paul Kennedy, whose work often focuses on race issues and the African-American experience”?
    Then it’s because of his artistic choices that his art engages with his African American identity, instead of external labeling constricting him to the role of “African American Artist.”

  9. Mad Joy

    For the record, the blurb sent in to Wesleying used that wording, and this was just pasted.

  10. Xiaoxi

    Kennedy’s work is commonly associated with race issues and the African-American experience. I can see how Lauraalyse would include that information… THAT SAID, I personally think that this association does an injustice to Kennedy by pigeonholing him. His work engages a wide variety of topics that may or may not relate to his own identity. For example, a lot of his prints have to do with female-empowerment, and he’s clearly not a woman.

  11. Xiaoxi

    Kennedy’s work is commonly associated with race issues and the African-American experience. I can see how Lauraalyse would include that information…
    THAT SAID, I personally think that this association does an injustice to Kennedy by pigeonholing him. His work engages a wide variety of topics that may or may not relate to his own identity. For example, a lot of his prints have to do with female-empowerment, and he’s clearly not a woman.

  12. Anonymous

    yeah, I don’t get the inclusion of that either. are his prints related to race? why is that relevant? not trying to sound accusatory or quick-to-attack – am just wondering.

  13. Anonymous

    yeah, I don’t get the inclusion of that either. are his prints related to race? why is that relevant?

    not trying to sound accusatory or quick-to-attack – am just wondering.

  14. Anonymous

    thanks for noting that he’s African-American. otherwise I wouldn’t have bought his work.

  15. Anonymous

    thanks for noting that he’s African-American. otherwise I wouldn’t have bought his work.

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