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Poster - Sisterhood is blooming
  • Sisterhood is blooming
    Chicago Women's Graphics Collective
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Sisterhood is blooming

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chicago Women's Graphics Collective (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR26

The Women's Graphic Collective was founded in Chicago in 1970 as the creative offshoot of the Women's Liberation Union. No formal artistic or design training was required to take part in creating slogans and images for the movement. Each poster was created as a result of a small committee of women reaching compromise and consensus. The women who founded the group were committed to raising the profile of Feminism, while promoting an atmosphere of collaboration between women - the blossoming sisterhood referred to on this poster. In 1971, the collective described their aim of "using printmaking as a medium (silk-screening) [to] allow wide distribution of large, original prints to large numbers of people at low cost." More than a decade of productivity was followed by the Collective's eventual dissolution in 1983.

Physical description

Black background. Orange spiral with magenta centre pouring out and pooling below. Orange text above image, magenta text below.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1972 (made)


Chicago Women's Graphics Collective (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint

Marks and inscriptions

Sisterhood is Blooming

Spinrtime will/ never be the same


Height: 66.2 cm, Width: 50.8 cm

Descriptive line

"Sisterhood is blooming" Issued by Women's Graphics Collective. USA, 1972.


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Feminism; Politics


Prints; Propaganda; Feminism; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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