'Please feel free to download, share, print, make into shirts, use as your avatar, or whatever,' says artist Gregg Deal.

Provocative Columbus Day Artwork by Artist Gregg Deal

ICTMN Staff
10/13/14

Gregg Deal is becoming well known as a performance-art provocateur with pieces like The Last American Indian on Earth and Redskin, and his TV appearances include The Daily Show and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. At root, though, Deal is a visual artist, and for Columbus Day he created some images he shared with us—to share with you. Here's what he has to say (and yes, the high-res images of which he speaks are available at greggdeal.com/ABOLISHCOLUMBUSDAY!)

Coming off the heels of significant change in Seattle in changing 'Columbus Day' to 'Indigenous Peoples' Day' marks change in the right direction to what Columbus means to Indigenous people as well as to the history and legacy of America. I've created this image in solidarity of that, and as a call to awareness this year for the need to honor this Nation's First Peoples.

Please feel free to download, share, print, make into shirts, use as your avatar, or whatever. If you're using social media, use the hashtag #AbolishColumbusDay with it and use freely!

The Columbus Day images are a sequel of sorts to a piece Deal created for his Redskin performance art piece—you can see it here in poster form outside the performance space, and below in both black and white versions:

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