“That the countryside is peppered with ‘Yield’ signs hasn’t affected the national conscience much—particularly in our least yielding region entrenched as it is in the doctrine of White Supremacy. Against the recalcitrance of the South I have aimed the salt of the Confederacy Series, Florida in this exhibition, but Mississippi too, and Alabama and Louisiana and eventually I mean to encompass all 13 of the Secessionist States whose citizens were willing to die for the perpetuation of human slavery, indicted here with ‘JUST AS IN THE ANATOMY OF MAN EVERY NATION MUST HAVE ITS HIND PART.’”
First published in Jan van der Marck. Richard Stankiewicz, Robert Indiana: An Exhibition of Recent Sculptures and Paintings. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1963.