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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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Souvenir Program: Cheryl Crawford Presents George Gershwin & Du Bose Heyward's Porgy and Bess
(New York): (Al Greenstone), (1942). First Edition. Attractive souvenir program for Cheryl Crawford's successful revival of Porgy and Bess at the Majestic Theatre, starring Etta Moten and William Franklin in the title roles. The production ran for 284 performances from January to September, 1942. Quarto. Original pictorial wrappers; (14pp); illus...
[Item #14626]
Price: $40.00
 
Souvenir Program: Cheryl Crawford Presents George Gershwin & Du Bose Heyward's Porgy and Bess
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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
 
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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
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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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Original lithographed poster: Musée des Horreurs No. 34 - "Que le chambardement commence!!" ["Let the ruckus begin!"]
Paris: Imp. Gerant, [1899]. One of a series of 51 anti-semitic posters drawn and published under the pseudonym "V. Lenepveu" -- the artist's actual identity has never, to our knowledge, been discovered. The caricatures attack the principal figures involved in the defense of Alfred Dreyfus, a French Army captain who...
[Item #16834]
Price: $300.00
 
Original lithographed poster: Musée des Horreurs No. 34 - "Que le chambardement commence!!" ["Let the ruckus begin!"]
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Arshile Gorky
New York: Harry N. Abrams, [1966]. First Edition. A very nicely preserved copy and a nice association. Gorky and Shahn were close; they reputedly met at Raphael Soyer's studio in 1929 and, though they did not share artistic philosophies -- Gorky by that time had begun his transition to Abstract...
[Item #16620]
Price: $400.00
 
Arshile Gorky
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- - (The State Publishing House - Yes to Books, No to Vodka)
Moscow: State Publishing House Gosizdat, [1920]. The somewhat impressionistic image is of a peasant receiving inspiration through literacy training while a discarded, broken bottle of vodka occupies the foreground. The great Soviet literacy campaign ("Likbez") of the Twenties and Thirties brought the national literacy rate from around 40 percent to...
[Item #16207]
Price: $1,200.00
 
- - (The State Publishing House - Yes to Books, No to Vodka)
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Autograph Letter, signed. 1pp, to "Mr. Carroll," dated Feb. 12, 1932
Danbury: 1932. Young, responding to an inquiry, refers his correspondent to a passage in his recently published autobiography (On My Way, NY: 1932). In a postscript Young adds: "Speaking only for my own soul I am glad that not many years out of my life were wasted doing pictorial comment...
[Item #14483]
Price: $300.00
 
Autograph Letter, signed. 1pp, to "Mr. Carroll," dated Feb. 12, 1932
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A Letter from Ernst Barlach
Northampton: Gehenna Press, 1957. First Edition. A very scarce and early production of Leonard Baskin's Gehenna Press, probably not intended for commerce and distributed as a keepsake to friends of the press. OCLC locates only 7 copies. One of 150 copies issued as a keepsake by the Press. 12mo. Unprinted...
[Item #18925]
Price: $450.00
 
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Israel - 2 Conferencias por Vicente Lombardo Toledano
Mexico City: Taller de Gráfica Popular, [1951]. Colorful poster advertising a series of lectures on the new state of Israel by the Mexican labor leader Vincente Toledano. An unusual subject, and a decidedly uncommon work by the radical graphic arts collective Taller de Gráfica Popular. PRIGNITZ 134. Original linocut in...
[Item #16842]
Price: $750.00
 
Israel - 2 Conferencias por Vicente Lombardo Toledano
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Libertad de Palabra - Una de las Cuatro Libertades Por Las Que Luchan Los Aliados
Washington: El Coordinador de Asuntos Interamericanos, 1942. A brilliant design, clearly incorporating the surrealist influences that appeared in Brodovitch's work beginning in the late Thirties. This is one of a series of posters commissioned by the Office of Inter-American Affairs in the early years of World War Two, created specifically...
[Item #16212]
Price: $2,500.00
 
Libertad de Palabra - Una de las Cuatro Libertades Por Las Que Luchan Los Aliados
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La Mano Dell'Uomo
Rome: Edizioni dell'Elefante, 1965. First, Limited Edition. A visual paean to the human hand, with numerous illustrations by the author. An uncommon work by the Italian caricaturist and surrealist painter, among the leading anti-Fascist artists of the post-war period. Very scarce; none others in commerce; only two copies located in...
[Item #14158]
Price: $750.00
 
La Mano Dell'Uomo
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Original silk-screened poster: Historical Photo-Silkscreen Movie (from the "Calendario" of 1977)
[San Francisco: Galeria de la Raza, 1976/77]: 1977. From the Galeria de la Raza's "Calendario" for 1977. Chicano artists affiliated with the gallery produced these calendars, each consisting of thirteen original screenprints, beginning in the early Seventies. Individual prints were also sold in numbered editions. René Yañez was among the...
[Item #16800]
Price: $750.00
 
Original silk-screened poster: Historical Photo-Silkscreen Movie (from the "Calendario" of 1977)
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Original silkscreened poster: Homenaje A Frida Kahlo...November 2 - December 17, 1978
San Francisco: 1978. Magnificent three-color screenprint by master Chicano printmaker Rupert Garcia, announcing an exhibition of works in honor of Frida Kahlo at the Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco. Garcia (b. 1941) is one of California's best-known and most influential artist-activists; he was a founding member of the...
[Item #16833]
Price: $2,200.00
 
Original silkscreened poster: Homenaje A Frida Kahlo...November 2 - December 17, 1978
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Two Monumental Hook-Work Parade Banners: Chairman Mao Reviewing The Great Army of the Cultural Revolution
Urumqi, XinJiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Cultural Revolution Committee of Urumqi / Xinjiang Army Divisioni, 1967/8. Both banners bear the inscription "Chairman Mao Reviewing the Great Army of the Cultural Revolution," and depict the August, 1966 mass rally at Tiananmen Gate, where more than 10 million Red Guards from all over...
[Item #16838]
Price: $8,000.00
 
Two Monumental Hook-Work Parade Banners: Chairman Mao Reviewing The Great Army of the Cultural Revolution
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Original lithographed poster: Venti anni di lotta per abbattere la dittatura - Bandiere rosse contro il fascismo ["Twenty years of struggle against dictatorship - Red Flags Against Fascism!"]
Roma: Partito Comunista Italiano / Editoriali Fratelli Spada, 1971. First Edition. A bit of a puzzle: the poster appears to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the formation of the Associazione Bandiera Rossa, an Italian Trotskyist group; but the poster bears the imprint of the PCI, the main-line Marxist-Leninist party in...
[Item #16792]
Price: $850.00
 
Original lithographed poster: Venti anni di lotta per abbattere la dittatura - Bandiere rosse contro il fascismo ["Twenty years of struggle against dictatorship - Red Flags Against Fascism!"]
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Hand-Painted Banner: "Elect Communists! Kristalsky for Mayor"
[Hamtramck, MI]: [1934]. Scarce relic from the 1934 Hamtramck, Michigan mayoral campaign, in which George Kristalsky and a slate of seven communist candidates for City Council were defeated. Hamtramck, a working-class suburb of Detroit, was a center of radical labor activity during the Great Depression. Hand-painted banner, 8.5cm x 65cm...
[Item #16160]
Price: $250.00
 
Hand-Painted Banner: "Elect Communists! Kristalsky for Mayor"
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Infants
Barcelona: Edicions del Comissariat de Propaganda de la Generalitat de Catalunya, [ca 1936]. Suite of twelve handsome lithographs by the Catalan painter Pere Créixams (1893-1965), all depicting Catalonian children against the backdrop of various scenes from the Civil War. Each image is accompanied by a brief patriotic slogan in Catalan...
[Item #17499]
Price: $300.00
 
Infants
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Collection of 20 Anti-American Iraqi Political Cartoons from the First Iraq War (1990-91)
[Iraq]: N.P. [n.d. but ca.1990-91]. A terrific group of Iraqi political cartoons, largely anti-American or anti-Coalition in theme. Though undated, the cartoons clearly date from the period just prior to Operation Desert Storm through the aftermath of the massive air campaign against Iraqi forces. The clearest sentiment towards American and...
[Item #18959]
Price: $3,000.00
 
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Support Gay Power: Bring Out A Cop - Original Artwork
New York: Nefarious Ark Studio, N.D. but circa early 1970's. Original artwork by Tony Eikenbary created for Gay Power, New York's first gay newspaper. The piece features the Gay Power logo priminently in the lower left corner, but it is unclear to us whether the artwork was done as part...
[Item #17243]
Price: $1,500.00
 
Support Gay Power: Bring Out A Cop - Original Artwork
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El Salvador: El Pueblo Vencera (The People's Victory). A Film by The Film Institute of Revolucionary [sic] El Salvador F.M.L.N.
N.p. S.i. [1982]. Dramatic composition depicting a host of F.M.L.N. guerrillas marching forth from Monte Alzaco, the spiritual home of Salvadoran resistance. Undated and unattributed, but presumably dating from around the time of the premiere of El Pueblo Vencera, the documentary which did a great deal to promote the rebel...
[Item #16774]
Price: $500.00
 
El Salvador: El Pueblo Vencera (The People's Victory). A Film by The Film Institute of Revolucionary [sic] El Salvador F.M.L.N.
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Erro. Catalogue General
Paris: Editions du Chene, 1976. First Edition. Catalogue raisonne of the works of this postmodern Icelandic painter and pastichiste, many of whose works juxtapose pornographic imagery with political propaganda. Fully illustrated, with more than 1000 works pictured, including 6 pages in color. Quarto (29cm). Black cloth, lettered in white on...
[Item #17138]
Price: $150.00
 
Erro. Catalogue General
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Lawrence 1912: The Bread and Roses Strike
1980. High-quality photolithographic reproduction of Fasanella's 1977 painting of the same name, depicting the 1912 Lawrence Mill strike in panoramic detail. Minor bumps and abrasions to extremities; tape ghosts to verso; image fine; grade A-/B+. Unbacked. Lithographed poster on heavy coated paper, 20-1/2" x 30-3/4". Signed and inscribed, lower right...
[Item #17123]
Price: $250.00
 
Lawrence 1912: The Bread and Roses Strike


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