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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."
2.

Original Broadside: "Draft-Age? Listen." With "Fact Sheet on Vietnam and the Draft."
Cambridge, MA: American Friends Service Committee, [N.D. but ca.early 1970's]. Broadside and fact sheet created by the American Friends Service Committee (A.F.S.C.) to inform young people opposed to the draft during Vietnam. The broadside features a lengthy quote by Joan Baez: "Ultimately you can listen to only one thing, not...
[Item #19013]
Price: $95.00
 
3.

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
 
4.

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 Broadside: Post Mortem Ante Facto
New York: Situationist International, 1969. First Edition. Issued January 10, 1969 as a "supplement" to the first issue of the American journal Situationist International, the imminent publication of which it announces. Possibly the first official pronouncement of the American Situationists following their admission to the SI in December, 1968. The...
[Item #18330]
Price: $850.00
 
6.

[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
 
7.

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!"]
8.

- - (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)
9.

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
10.

Support the People of Angola. Victory to the MPLA!
[San Francisco: ca 1980]. A striking graphic of a female MPLA rebel fighter shouldering an AK-47. Issued without imprint. Jerry Biggs was a prominent and prolific Bay Area graphic artist. This work is pictured in Cushing, All of Us Or None: Social Justice Posters of the Bay Area (Berkeley: 2012), p.104...
[Item #18403]
Price: $200.00
 
Support the People of Angola. Victory to the MPLA!
11.

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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Ramparts Wall Poster, nos 1-3 + 2 extras (August 24-28, 1968 - all issued?)
Chicago: Ramparts Magazine, 1968. First Edition. Five ephemeral broadsides issued daily during the Youth International Party's (Yippies) "Festival of Life," held to coincide (and disrupt) the 1968 Democratic Party convention. Intended to be posted publicly, the Wall Posters include reportage on police busts, anti-hippie conspiracies, convention news, and statements from...
[Item #16852]
Price: $600.00
 
Ramparts Wall Poster, nos 1-3 + 2 extras (August 24-28, 1968 - all issued?)
13.

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
15.

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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Novum Organum 1 - New Organ of the Student Body of Yale School of Art and Architecture [Nov. 14, 1968]: "Yale Has Thus Far Been Spared The Ugliness Which Elsewhere Dramatized The Issues"
N.p. [New Haven: ca 1968?]. First issue of this ad-hoc publishing venture, intended as "a communal reproduction service offered to students and faculty of the Art and Architecture School for expression, confrontation, and debate." Recto is a full-size poster featuring [with ironic intent] a quote from Yale President Kingman Brewster...
[Item #17546]
Price: $500.00
 
Novum Organum 1 - New Organ of the Student Body of Yale School of Art and Architecture [Nov. 14, 1968]: "Yale Has Thus Far Been Spared The Ugliness Which Elsewhere Dramatized The Issues"
18.

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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Stop the Death Squads in El Salvador and Los Angeles
[Los Angeles: Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, 1987]. Graphics portraying the slaughter of Salvadoran civilians, against a backdrop of the United States Capitol. Inset portraits of Salvadoran President Napoleon Duarte and Ronald Reagan, with text recounting the kidnap and torture of a Salvadoran-American in Los Angeles. Signed in screen, "Fireworks", center...
[Item #18401]
Price: $350.00
 
Stop the Death Squads in El Salvador and Los Angeles
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Anschläge. Politische Plakate in Deutschland 1900-1970
München: Verlag Langewiesche-Brandt, 1972. First Edition. 166 full-page facsimiles of 20th-century German propaganda posters. The included text booklet provides background, including artist & date, for each piece pictured. Quarto (29cm). Cloth-backed laminated boards; [ii], 166pp, with separate 16pp text booklet laid in at rear. Some external wear, including the expected...
[Item #16016]
Price: $45.00
 
Anschläge. Politische Plakate in Deutschland 1900-1970
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Geschichte des Plakates - Histoire de l'affiche - History of the poster
Zurich: ABC Verlag, 1971. First Edition. Major scholarly work on the evolution of European poster art; well-illustrated with b/w and color text illustrations. Quarto (26cm). Laminated boards; dustjacket; 244pp; illus. Includes bibliography. Tight, clean copy, close to Fine, in original dustwrapper which is rolled at edges with closed tears to...
[Item #16005]
Price: $65.00
 
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Monografie des Plakats. Entwicklung, Stil, Design
München: Süddeutscher Verlag, 1972. First Edition. Quarto (28cm). Yellow paper-covered boards (hardcover); dustjacket; 275pp; illus. Includes bibliography. Fine, unmarked copy in lightly rubbed and edgeworn jacket; Near Fine. 315 works pictured and described, many in color.
[Item #16015]
Price: $45.00
 
Monografie des Plakats. Entwicklung, Stil, Design
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Ayude A Impedir Este Crimen
Mexico City: Taller de Gráfica Popular, [1953]. One of several large, graphic broadsides issued in 1953-4 by the Mexico City radical artist's collective Taller de Gráfica Popular, protesting the death sentence of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. This image credited by Prignitz to the important Mexican printmaker, painter and muralist Francisco...
[Item #16065]
Price: $650.00
 
Ayude A Impedir Este Crimen
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Ceylon Tea: Product of European Exploitation!
San Francisco: 1972. A seminal work by the provocative Bay Area printmaker who is perhaps the best-known figure among the wave of San Francisco Chicano artists who came to prominence in the decade of the Seventies. This is one of Garcia's best-known images, a "... sarcastic 'deep reading' of Lipton's...
[Item #15163]
Price: $2,400.00
 
Ceylon Tea: Product of European Exploitation!
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Krasnyi podarok belomu panu ("A Red Present to the White Landlords")
Moscow: Literature Edition RVSR, (1920). A major poster by one of the major propaganda artists of the revolutionary period, produced for the Polish campaign of 1920. Pictured in Stephen White, The Bolshevik Poster, p.98. Rare (only one copy noted at auction in the past 20 years) and a high-spot in...
[Item #15167]
Price: $2,000.00
 
Krasnyi podarok belomu panu ("A Red Present to the White Landlords")


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