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“Show Me the Signs” at Blum & Poe


More than 100 artists and musicians have come together to make protest signs that will be auctioned with 100% of the proceeds going to the African American Policy Forum’s (AAPF) #SayHerName Mothers Network. Artists include George Condo, Marilyn Minter, and Rashid Johnson, alongside musicians like Billie Eilish, Cardi B, and Bruno Mars, and the signs include powerful messages including“No Words,” “Silence = Violence,” and “No More Blind Eyes.”

The #SayHerName Mothers network works to elevate the stories of women who have been killed by police violence and works to support affected families and communities. Participating artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn — whose protest sign includes Breonna Taylor’s name written in delicate rainbow bubble letters — writes that “Breonna Taylor, a human being, was murdered within the cascade of circumstances that fuels a particularly deep sense of sorrow…In the words of James Baldwin, ‘not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.’” The artist made protest signs have been posted to an auction website, where starting next week, the public can bid on the artworks. The signs will also be on view at Blum & Poe through November 14.