Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Alex Da Corte, and Other Philadelphia Artists Are Selling $300 Prints to Support a Local Bail Fund

The Art for Philadelphia Bail Fund features work made in response to the current uprisings.

Marcus Maddox, The Defacing of the Frank Rizzo Statue (2020).
Marcus Maddox, The Defacing of the Frank Rizzo Statue (2020).

A group of Philadelphia artists are rapidly producing work in response to the current uprisings against policy brutality and selling it as affordable prints to support the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund.

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Alex Da Corte, and Tiona Nekkia McClodden are among the artists selling prints in editions of 20 as part of the Art for Philadelphia Bail Fund, which runs through July 4. The project is the brainchild of curator Meg Onli, who had the idea after seeing striking images of protests on social media Sunday evening.

The works by all seven artists are new artistic responses to current events. Marcus Maddox photographed a scene of protesters attacking the bronze statue of former Philadelphia mayor and police commissioner Frank Rizzo, which the city has since removed. (That print is already sold out.) Becky Suss’s work isn’t even ready yet—the website has a placeholder for now. The works are priced at $300 each and are printed by the Chicago-based company Loupe.

Other efforts to support the Black Lives Matter movement and other anti-racist activities include the Chicago gallery Document Space’s relief print by photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya. The artist is selling an open edition of his work Studio (0X5A4983) (2020) in exchange for a minimum $250 donation to organizations such as Fair Fight and the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment. Meanwhile, artists Addie Wagenknecht and Marian Bailey are offering limited-edition prints and drawings in exchange for donations made through social media.

See more works available through the Art for Philadelphia Bail Fund below.

Sharon Hayes, President Chisolm (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.

Marcus Maddox, <i>The Defacing of the Frank Rizzo Statue</i> (2020).

Marcus Maddox, The Defacing of the Frank Rizzo Statue (2020).

Alex Da Corte, <i>Morning Paper</i> (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.

Alex Da Corte, Morning Paper (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, <i>Fast Gaze</i> (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.

Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Fast Gaze (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.

David Hartt, <i>Charles</i> (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.

David Hartt, Charles (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.

Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic, Movement I – The Visions, SCENE IV: Vulnerability (2020). Courtesy of the artist and Art for Philadelphia.


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