Update: Prints sold outwithin thirty minutes. Thank you for the incredible support!
Originally created in February 2019 on the occasion of her serving as the honoree for Burnaway’s annual fundraiser, Atlanta artist Jiha Moon’s Salute reimagines the well-known Japanese maneki-neko (招き猫)—or “beckoning cat”—so that the figurine’s fist is raised, mimicking the Black Power salute.
Moon has generously agreed to allow Burnaway to sell the ten remaining limited-edition prints and donate all proceeds to the Metro Atlanta Mutual Aid Fund. Each print is priced at $80, and Burnaway will donate an additional $20 for each purchase, contributing a total of $100 for each print sold.
According to its website, “The Metro Atlanta Mutual Aid Fund was created by community members from Metro Atlanta who have witnessed the needs of their neighbors at this time of crisis… These funds are only intended for members of the most vulnerable, displaced and marginalized target-groups who are residing in the prioritized counties of Fulton, Dekalb, Clayton, Douglas, Cobb, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale. Funds are targeted towards Black, Indigenous, and peoples of color.”
Jiha Moon is a contemporary artist who focuses on painting, printmaking, and sculptural ceramic objects. Born in Daegu, South Korea, Moon is currently based in Chamblee, Georgia.
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