Original silk-screened poster: Free the SF8 - Tortured Fabricated Confessions. AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS, Emory DOUGLAS, BLACK PANTHERS.

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 dismissed on six of the defendants, with two others pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Emory Douglas (b. 1943) was Minister of Propaganda for the Black Panther Party from 1967 to 1982. Unnumbered, but reputedly only 50 copies of the silk-screen version were pulled; there was a simultaneous offset version. Limited edition screenprint in two colors, 25" x 19" (ca 64cm x 48cm). On heavy art paper. Signed in ink, lower right. Faint vertical crease along left side of image, else Fine.

Price: $250.00

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