#13 - Black Lives Matter: I Just Wanna Live

Created by Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis on the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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Black Lives Matter: I Just Wanna Live

Artists: Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis

LOCATION: Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, Wisconsin.
PHOTO: Martin Jenich

Artist’s statement:
This painting is a visual protest that joins the global protests against the racist police killing of George Floyd and the historical racism that kills and denigrates Black men and women in the USA. The expressionist portrait is inspired by young Keedron Bryant’s singing, “I just wanna live,” written by his mother, Johnetta Bryant of Jacksonville, Florida.