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Autograph Letter, Signed, from unidentified artist to fellow-artist Harold Anton
[Atlantic City, NJ]: 1958. Unidentified author, though judging by the context of the letter, a fellow-artist friend of Greenwich Village artist Harold Anton: "Keeping fairly busy here, but I think its [sic] about time I settled down and did some serious painting. I don't think that all my experience and...
[Item #27122]
Price: $125.00
 
Autograph Letter, Signed, from unidentified artist to fellow-artist Harold Anton
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Broadsides: "Wash. D.C. July 4, 1971 Smoke-In - Let's twist again like we did last summer!" [3 Variants]
N.P. Youth International Party, 1971. Attractive set of broadsides promoting the second annual 4th of July Smoke-In on the Washington, D.C. Mall, a Yippie-sponsored event which began the previous year. Each broadside features a photo of a young man smoking a joint while holding a burning American flag, with the...
[Item #19869]
Price: $600.00
 
Broadsides: "Wash. D.C. July 4, 1971 Smoke-In - Let's twist again like we did last summer!" [3 Variants]
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Original Poster: May Day "If our people fight one tribe at a time, all will be killed. They can cut off our fingers one by one, but if we join together we will make a powerful fist."
Washington DC: Students & Youth for a Peoples' Peace, [1971]. Poster from the 1971 May Day protests in Washington, DC, a series of large-scale civil disobedience actions in protest against the Vietnam War. The poster reproduces a well-known portrait of Sioux chief Sitting Bull, and utilizes a quote by him...
[Item #19818]
Price: $150.00
 
Original Poster: May Day "If our people fight one tribe at a time, all will be killed. They can cut off our fingers one by one, but if we join together we will make a powerful fist."
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The Salvage of Catalonia's Historical and Artistic Patrimony
N.p. [Barcelona]: Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, 1937. First Edition. Illustrated survey of endangered medieval and renaissance artworks rescued during the Spanish Civil War. There were simultaneous editions in French and Spanish (though we find no evidence, interestingly, of a Catalan edition). Many artworks pictured in halftone...
[Item #18747]
Price: $50.00
 
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Original silk-screened poster: Free the SF8 - Tortured Fabricated Confessions
Pasadena: Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, [2007]. Issued to raise funds for the defense of the San Francisco 8, a group of former Black Panthers arrested and reputedly tortured by San Francisco police in 2007, accused of involvement in the 1971 murder of a California policeman. Charges were...
[Item #16812]
Price: $250.00
 
Original silk-screened poster: Free the SF8 - Tortured Fabricated Confessions
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George Grosz, 1893-1959
[Berlin]: Akademie der Künste, 1962. First Edition. Square quarto (21.75cm.); original wrappers in white illustrated integral dust jacket; 119pp.; illus. throughout, many full-page and in color. Small dampstain to upper panel, toning and dusting, tiny chip at spine crown slightly affecting upper panel, some yellowing to textblock, else About Very...
[Item #29560]
Price: $30.00
 
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Original Promotional Poster: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, Mass. - Sat. Apr. 26 [1980]
Mason City, IA: Central Show Print, [1980]. Advertises a 7-bout event at the Springfield Civic Center, the highlight being a tag-team match pairing Andre "The Giant" Roussimoff and Ivan "Polish Power" Putski against the Angry Samoans. Includes full-length portraits of Backlund, Patera, Putski, and Andre the Giant. Though Roussimoff debuted...
[Item #17187]
Price: $250.00
 
8.

Original hand-drawn poster: Broadcasting From Safety Division Station U.S.A. - Your Announcer, Uncle Sam
N.p. [1930]. A rustic but quite charming juvenile production, in which a large, central portrait of Uncle Sam is flanked by images demonstrating proper safety techniques for young workers. The truck at center right bears the insignia "U.S. CCC," and most of the figures are uniformed, leading us to the...
[Item #16840]
Price: $450.00
 
Original hand-drawn poster: Broadcasting From Safety Division Station U.S.A. - Your Announcer, Uncle Sam
9.

Brian Flanagan For Sheriff Watch Him Run
N.p. [Chicago: 1969]. Brian Flanagan (b. 1946) was a member of both SDS and the Weathermen, and directly connected to the fatal Greenwich Village apartment explosion in which three Weathermen were killed while preparing for a bomb attack on Fort Dix (Flanagan had reputedly left the apartment briefly for more...
[Item #19730]
Price: $1,500.00
 
Brian Flanagan For Sheriff Watch Him Run
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Budme Pevni! Socialismus ano Okupace Ne!! [We Are United! Socialism Yes - Occupation No!]
[Prague: 1968]. An iconic image from the 1968 Soviet invasion of of Czechoslovakia. The producers of such works, operating in haste and secrecy, intended them for immediate wheat-pasting onto walls (whereafter the occupying Soviet forces would have done their best to ensure an extremely ephemeral survival time), and thus paid...
[Item #19727]
Price: $2,500.00
 
Budme Pevni! Socialismus ano Okupace Ne!! [We Are United! Socialism Yes - Occupation No!]
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Join The Campaign Against A Criminal Trespass Law
N.p. [London: ca 1976]: C.A.C.T.L. [Campaign Against the Criminal Trespass Law]`. Large, vivid poster promoting the rights of squatters, tenants, and gypsies. Unattributed, but possibly from the Paddington Printshop in London, a peoples' printmaking workshop where a great many squatters' rights materials were produced. This poster advertises the Campaign Against...
[Item #19731]
Price: $750.00
 
Join The Campaign Against A Criminal Trespass Law
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A Meeting of American Radicals The British Scene Where It's At
N.p. [London, ca 1985?]. Universal calendar points to 1985 being the most likely date of creation for this vivid and graphically inspired poster, advertising a meeting of American radicals at the famed Conway Hall, long-time meeting place for radicals and intellectual center of the Conway Hall Ethical Society, thought to...
[Item #19732]
Price: $450.00
 
A Meeting of American Radicals The British Scene Where It's At
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Ratfink's Hollywood
New York: Kanrom, 1964. First Edition. Collection of cartoons unflatteringly adorned with the heads of unnamed Hollywood celebrities. Not in OCLC as of January, 2015. The record for another collection published by Kanrom, Doctor Ratfink, M.D., lists a Richard Miller and Viola Ilma as the co-authors. Slim quarto (27cm.); original...
[Item #25136]
Price: $40.00
 
Ratfink's Hollywood
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[Original Poster] Viet Nam: Mr Johnson te lo Avevamo Detto
N.p. ca 1968. Anonymously-published poster featuring a distorted image of LBJ's head with the caption in Italian: "Mr Johnson - te lo Avevamo Detto" ["Mr. Johnson, we told you so]. Without imprint, no artist credited; likely dating from the time of Johnson's period in office (1964-69), during which time he...
[Item #19330]
Price: $250.00
 
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When one of us falls
Chicago: Artists United, 1970. Second Printing. Small quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 18pp. Fine. Anthology of memorial poems for the slain Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. Contributors include Margaret Burroughs, Jessie Sheridan, John Woodford; artwork by Ramon Price, Bert PHillips, Peggy Lipchutz, others.
[Item #25748]
Price: $25.00
 
When one of us falls
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When One of Us Falls
[Chicago]: Artists United Publication, [1970]. First Edition. Small quarto. Pictorial card wrappers; 18pp. Fine. Anthology of memorial poems for the slain Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. Contributors include Margaret Burroughs, Jessie Sheridan, John Woodford; artwork by Ramon Price, Bert Phillips, Peggy Lipchutz, others.
[Item #28274]
Price: $40.00
 
When One of Us Falls
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Ben Shahn: The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti [...] With an Essay and Commentary by Ben Shahn
Syracuse: Syracuse University, 1968. First Edition. Square quarto (24cm.); original linen in pictorial dust jacket; 85,[2]pp.; illus. Hint or rubbing to jacket extremities, else Fine. Survey of the Sacco-Vanzetti theme in Shahn's work, culminating with his 1967 mosaic mural at Syracuse University. Includes Shahn's important essay "Art at Mid-Century," written in 1951.
[Item #24957]
Price: $75.00
 
Ben Shahn: The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti [...] With an Essay and Commentary by Ben Shahn
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. . . . [Cooperation in the U.S.S.R.]
Moscow: Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia, [1927-8]. Vignette-style Soviet poster touting gains in production following the introduction of agricultural and industrial cooperative systems in the 1920s. Illustrated with scenes of smiling workers, interspersed with revolutionary slogans and associated graphs of comparative economic data from the years 1924-26. A classic...
[Item #28137]
Price: $1,500.00
 
. . . . [Cooperation in the U.S.S.R.]
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Présenté par Lui-Même. 87 affiches de mai-juin 1968
Paris: Usines Universités Union, 1968. First Edition. 95 posters from the May, 1968 Paris student uprising, pictured in halftone with captions. A nicely preserved copy. 12mo (7" x 4"). Printed card wrappers; 95pp; illus. Fine copy.
[Item #19496]
Price: $45.00
 
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The Story of My Typewriter
New York: D. A. P. [2002]. First Edition. Small quarto (22.5cm.); original two-toned boards in white pictorial dust jacket; 63,[4]pp.; color illus. after paintings by Messer. About Fine.
[Item #21308]
Price: $45.00
 
The Story of My Typewriter
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Manifestos [cover title]
[New York: Something Else Press], 1966. First Edition. Octavo (21.75cm.); yellow pictorial staplebound self-wrappers; 31pp.; text printed on yellow stock throughout. Upper wrapper fore-edge slightly toned, else Very Good or better. Includes the manifestos of Japanese artist Ay-o, composer Philip Corner, the W.E.B. DuBois Clubs, Swedish artist Oyvind Fahlström, American...
[Item #28265]
Price: $30.00
 
Manifestos [cover title]
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Poster: Tercer Mundo, Tercera Guerra Mundial [Third World, Third World War]
[Havana, Cuba: S.i.], 1970. Film poster for Cuban director Julio García Espinosa's 90-minute documentary on attrocities and war crimes committed during the Vietnam War. Filmed from the Cuban point of view, the film was a call to resistance by the Third World everywhere against the military-industrial complex of the capitalist...
[Item #26217]
Price: $750.00
 
Poster: Tercer Mundo, Tercera Guerra Mundial [Third World, Third World War]
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Poster: El Tigre Saltó y Mató, Pero Morirá...Morirá [The Tiger Jumped and Killed but It Will Die...It Will Die]
[Havana, Cuba: S.i. 1973]. Film poster for Cuban director Santiago Alvarez's 16-minute documentary film depicting the injustices commited in Chile in the 1970's under the fascist dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. It featured music by Chilean folk singers Violeta Parra and Victor Jara; shortly after the Chilean coup in 1973...
[Item #26219]
Price: $750.00
 
Poster: El Tigre Saltó y Mató, Pero Morirá...Morirá [The Tiger Jumped and Killed but It Will Die...It Will Die]
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Thoughts of a Human [cover title]
[Provincetown, MA: Susan Baker, 1983]. First Edition. 5 volumes, various sizes; all in original staplebound pictorial wrappers, laid into white illustrated 4-panelled folder; chiefly illus. Light wear to folder from handling, else Fine. Includes the pamphlets Shedding a Self, The Birth of the Child of Choice, Diary of a Prime-Time...
[Item #27914]
Price: $125.00
 
Thoughts of a Human [cover title]
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Original Poster: James Baldwin's Statement To Angela
Buffalo: Buffalo Committee to Free Angela Davis / October Graphics, [1971]. An original poster printed by October Graphics designer Vinton Kirk for the Buffalo Committee to Free Angela Davis. Kirk's image of Davis prominently features the concluding lines of James Baldwin's famous "An Open Letter to My Sister, Angela Y....
[Item #19760]
Price: $3,500.00
 
Original Poster: James Baldwin's Statement To Angela


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