The triptych Black Star Press is part of the series 'The Black Star Press project' initiated in 2004 by the American artist Kelley Walker. The images in this series are taken from a photo essay on the struggle for civil rights in Alabama, directed by Charles Moore in 1962 (and published by the magazine 'Life') which showed the repression of the black population and persistent inequalities in the southern United States. The title "Black Star Press" is taken from the name of the news agency where Charles Moore worked, and it refers to the young black man shot fighting for the rights of his community. Of those recovered images, scanned and screen printed, Walker poured dark chocolate, white and milk chocolate in the manner of a dripping. This symbolic gesture breaks down the documentary nature of the image and expresses heightened subjectivity of Abstract Expressionism, which opposes the action a cold mechanical representation of the image. Reactivating the potential opened up by Andy Warhol's artistic offerings in the series 'Race Riot', "Black Star Press" echoes the entire tradition of image appropriation, from Pop Art and Appropriationism itself.