Democrats Have the Garden - The People Have the Diplomat Hotel. Counter-convention '76. NEW LEFT - GRAPHICS, COUNTERCONVENTION '76.

Democrats Have the Garden - The People Have the Diplomat Hotel. Counter-convention '76

N.p. [New York?]: Counterconvention '76, 1976. Poster advertising this clearly Yippie-inspired event, which may or may not have taken place, opposing the 1976 Democratic Party Convention. If the event did come off, we find no reference to it in the standard literature of the period, nor any evidence of institutional or other holdings for this rare promotional poster. Given that Paul Krassner was billed as the keynote speaker and that other guests included such counterculture luminaries as Margo St. James (prominent lobbyist for the rights of sex workers), Peter Stampfel (whose legendary Sixties psychedelic-folk ensemble The Holy Modal Rounders was reincarnated about this time as the Unholy Modal Rounders), Keith Stroup, and David Peel, we would expect the event to have left some mark on history – but it appears to have left no trace. In any case, a compelling graphic promoting what must have been (and may have been) a fantasy event. Offset lithographed poster, 28cm x 44cm; printed in blue and red inks on uncoated white stock. Vertical fold at center; single tack-hole and slightl toning to extremities; Very Good or better.

Price: $250.00

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