Money, Mississippi, an original oil painting by Adam Gabriel Winnie, is now available as a limited edition print.
This print dimensions are 20" x 16". It's matted on antique white, acid free, archival matboard and hinge mounted on 3/16" acid free foam core. The final dimensions are 22" x 24". Matting is included free!
The artwork is printed on Fine Art Velvet paper which is 100% cotton and acid free. Canon archival large format ink jet printers are used to print directly onto the Fine Art Velvet paper. Fine art velvet prints are less resistant to scratching and damage than traditional photographic prints and should be handled and displayed with care. The fine art velvet print comes out with a similar look and feel as a watercolor paper.
The work comes signed and number in an edition of 50. That means that only 50 of these will ever be printed.
About Money, Mississippi: The original 48" x 60" oil painting balances aesthetic impact with conceptual rigour. Beauty and decay reside on the surface but underneath savagery and indifference lurk. The subject is a young "Jane Doe" sunbathing in front of a dilapidated store front, but the content is much deeper. The forgotten store, is the former Bryant's Grocery and meat market in Money, Mississippi where In 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year old boy from Chicago, was visiting relatives near Money, Mississippi. Anxious to show new friends that he knew how to talk to white women, Till said, "Bye, baby," to Carolyn Bryant as he left this store. Three days later, Bryant's husband, Roy, and his half-brother, J.W. Milam, kidnapped, tortured, and killed Till. Milam and Bryant were found not guilty by an all-male, all-white jury but later sold their murder confession to Look magazine. This tragedy added fuel to the civil rights movement but the scene where it started has nearly been forgotten. No historic marker resides at the site and the storefront is being eaten by the landscape, soon to be nothing more then a pile of rubble.