Topolski's Chronicle - No.13-16 (265-268), Vol.XII

London: Topolski's Chronicles Ltd., 1965. First Edition. Striking, early issue of Feliks Topolski's independently-published Chronicle. Topolski was a Polish-born British expressionist painter and draughtsman, who produced his Chronicle between 1953-1979 - some in the form of booklets, others as broadsheet lithographs, usually in editions of 100. The present issue depicts Topolski's drawing of Sir Winston Churchill's state funeral on one side, while the other portrays a powerful, 6-foot tall image of a woman in a purple dress, clutching Malcolm X. The image bears two captions: "An English Lady engages Mr. Malcolm X on the co-existence issue at a London reception," and the more provocative "Malcolm X was assassinated in New York while this issue was in printing." A scarce and desirable issue. Two broadsheets lithographed in colors on gray-green stock, each measuring 58.5 x 92cm (23 x 36.25") and connecting at center to create a full-length poster with two scenes, printed on recto and verso, measuring 58.5 x 183.5cm overall (23 x 72.5"). Light wear to extremities, with occasional toning along folds, a few tiny edge tears and faint spots of soil; Very Good+.

Price: $750.00

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