Poster: 30 x 24"
Gallery Frame: 30 x 24"
Shadowbox Frame: 32 x 26"
Bold and colorful, Lawrence Lemaoana’s poster, “I did not join the struggle to be poor,” makes an indelible first impression. The text, cut from the African National Congress flag, is embroidered onto kanga fabric. This fabric’s significance is far-reaching. Currently it is designed in the Netherlands, manufactured in the east and sold in Africa, telling a story of globalization. But more traditionally, shamans in South Africa use kanga extensively as markers of spiritual healing and fortune-telling. The phrase itself sardonically speaks to the power and duplicitous nature of the South African media and political system. In Johannesburg, posters of the daily newspaper’s headlines are hung from streetlight poles. Lawrence often incorporates this language in his work. This specific phrase was taken verbatim from the African National Congress spokesperson, Smuts Ngonyama.
Poster on 80 lb silk McCoy archival paper
Printed in the USA
10% of every poster purchased helps fund art classes for kids.
Read more about Lawrence here.
Frame Styles in Black or White
Gallery Frame full bleed means framing to the edge of your print.
Shadowbox Frame with a spacer is a method of framing to keep the art fully visible in the frame, edges and all. This gives the illusion the piece is floating within the frame either on a mat or on a foam core lift. A spacer is added to the frame to keep the artwork from touching the plexiglass. When floating, we add 1.5” all around for all art sizes.
When you should expect delivery
Once you place the order we aim to ship completed custom frames in 5 to 7 business days. We send the finished frame by FedEx Ground Delivery. It takes about 2 weeks to create your new frame and deliver it to your door to be hung and enjoyed. Prices include all shipping within the contiguous US and a signature is required. Because each frame is made by hand specifically for every order, we regret we cannot offer refunds or exchanges.
Why we use Plexi
We use UV-filtering plexiglass for all frames. Why? Because that is the best option and has become the industry standard. Chances are you will be moving and plexiglass is lighter, scratch-resistant & shatter-resistant. It also provides more UV protection and less-glare than glass. While a bit more expensive than glass, the quality and protection plexiglass offers is so good, most art sellers and galleries are using it and so should you. Our standard UV plexi filters ~ 85-89% of UV and 92% of light.
What we are made of
Our frames are the highest quality, produced by manufacturers here in the U.S.A. Our frames are made from woods like maple, walnut and oak. The mats we use are completely archival: 4-ply, acid free and contain a white core.
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