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  • Anti-Vietnam: Silk-Screened Poster: Leave the Fear of Red to Horned Beasts
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    Year: 1969

    Printed in 1968 by students at the Rhode Island School of Design, this poster is part of a series created to protest the Vietnam War. This particular poster features a raging bull with the quote "leave the fear of red to horned beasts" written below. Supplies were donated by concerned supporters and the students ultimately made 8 posters in the series. They were sold for a few dollars that year, many being hung around college campuses and really wherever the students could slap them onto a wall. A complete collection of this series is held in the Library of Congress and is considered to be one of the more important examples of young activism in our country's history. This is an EXCEPTIONALLY RARE poster.

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  • Anti-Vietnam: Silk-Screened Poster: Nixon
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    Year: 1969

    Size: 18 x 24 7/8 inches

    That the American involvement in the Vietnam War spawned a myriad of protests is hardly a secret. It was the dawning of a new age of questioning, when it became apparent that perhaps one’s government might not be functioning to serve the interests of the majority, but rather to cater to a gluttonous, fearful few. And in the tried and true old friend of disseminating dissenting viewpoints—the poster—the opposition movement found a powerful graphic voice. This skilk-screend poster is part of a series done by students at Rhode Island School of Design in opposition to the war in Vietnam.

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  • Anti-Vietnam: Silk-Screened Poster: Peace is not healthy for generals and other killing things
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    Year: 1969

    Size: 18 x 24 7/8 inches

    Printed in 1968 by students at the Rhode Island School of Design, this poster is part of a series created to protest the Vietnam War. This particular poster features the saying "Peace is not healthy for generals and other killing things." Supplies were donated by concerned supporters and the students ultimately made 8 posters in the series. They were sold for a few dollars that year, many being hung around college campuses and really wherever the students could slap them onto a wall. A complete collection of this series is held in the Library of Congress and is considered to be one of the more important examples of young activism in our country's history.

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  • Aristide Bruant / Bibliotheque de Musee des Arts Decoratifs
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    Year: 1978

    Size: 27 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches

    Printed in 1978, it advertises an exhibition of cafe concert advertising posters at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs.

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  • Art Expo / New York Coliseum
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    Ivan Chermayeff

    Art Expo / New York Coliseum

    $200.00

    Year: 1979

    Size: 24 x 36 inches

    A condition.

    Printed in 1979, it advertises the New York Art Expo held at the NY Coliseum from March 8 through 12 of that year. 
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  • Art Expo New York
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    Folon

    Art Expo New York

    $200.00

    Year: 1979

    Size: 24 x 36 inches

    Printed in 1979, it is advertising the the NY Art Expo at the New York Coliseaum that year.

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  • Astarte/City Center Joffrey Ballet.
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    Herbert Migdoll

    Astarte/City Center Joffrey Ballet.

    $150.00

    Year: 1968.

    Size: 29 x 43 inches

    Astarte was a perfect '60s performance piece. A psychedelic multi-media ballet set to rock music, it is the only ballet work to ever appear on the cover of Time. A male dancer coming out of the audience strips out of a grey flannel suit for an erotic go at goddess of love Astarte. The steamy pas de deux sold out every seat for every performance. Migdoll has created approximately fifty posters for the Joffrey. Here, a pattern of colored dots superimposed on the two dancers gives the image special scintillation.

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  • Babe Ruth Had It.
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    John Alcorn

    Babe Ruth Had It.

    $100.00

    Year: 1971.

    Size: 25 x 38 inches

    Printed in 1971, it is an advertisement for the Union Camp printing company, and showcases a bright slice of Americana with the legendary Babe Ruth front and center. This would be perfect for a little boy's room or a sports fan's area. With the caption "Babe Ruth Had It," the poster highlights the greatness of one of our nation's most talented athletes.

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  • Bacall and the Boys / Paris.
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    Joe Eula

    Bacall and the Boys / Paris.

    $300.00

    Year: 1968.

    Size: 25 x 38 inches

    What better way to while away a hot pre-Labor Day Saturday night than by watching Lauren Bacall present a preview of the Fall Paris fashion collections? The hour-long network television presentation was a joint production of Eula himself and fashion photographer Milton Greene. Eula shows the feline Bacall flanked by designers Yves St. Laurent (Behind shades), Emanuel Ungaro, Marc Bohan (for the house of Dior) and Pierre Cardin. For fashion followers, Bacall's slinky hot-pink, bell-bottom jumpsuit instantly captures the period. The poster design is by Bea Feitler -- one of Milton Glaser's many proteges who have become brilliant graphic designers in their own right. She set Eula's artwork off with Art Nouveau-mod typography by Dewey Seid.

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  • Bach Variations.
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    Milton Glaser

    Bach Variations.

    $125.00

    Year: 1985.

    Size: 24 x 36 inches

    Commissioned for Bach's tricentennial, Glaser's punning poster is a series of portraits in different media on various papers. It's a virtuoso performance and was included in the "Milton Glaser on Music" exhibit at New York's Lincoln Center Gallery. The masterful photograph is by Matthew Klein.

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  • Bach/Joao Carlos Martins.
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    Milton Glaser

    Bach/Joao Carlos Martins.

    $200.00

    Year: 1989.

    Size: 24 x 36 inches

    Printed in 1989, it advertises the release of Bach's complete keyboard works on digital recording under the Tomato label.

    Because it's digital, Bach is shown here wearing a multi-colored Zoot Suit. Joao Carlos Martins, considered one of the world's most dynamic interpreters of Bach's keyboard repertory in the 1960s, was forced to quite playing in 1970s after a freack soccer accident. When he returned in 1979, he began this recording project but had to stop again, and at the time of this poster, had only resumed playing recently. In 1993, Martins was mugged, and a minor stroke paralyzed his right hand.

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  • Between the Wars.
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    Ivan Chermayeff

    Between the Wars.

    $150.00

    Year: 1977.

    Size: 30 x 46 inches

    Printed in 1977, it was put out by Mobil to advertise the 16-week television series showcasing American Diplomatic History from Versailles to Pearl Harbor. Hosted by Eric Sevareid, a distinguished front-line radio reporter and political commentator for CBS, this was a remarkable series. The design is simple but brilliant, starting with the flattened WWI doughboy helmet, followed by Churchill's homburg, and then finally the deep, inverted bowl-shape of WWII.

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  • Bienvenue au Monde! / Saint Denis.
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    Michel Quarez

    Bienvenue au Monde! / Saint Denis.

    $200.00

    Year: 1998

    23 3/4 x 17 inches

    This is a silkscreen poster by Michel Quarez. Printed in 1998, it was created to advertise the 1998 World Cup.

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  • Big “A”
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    Anonymous

    Big “A”

    $300.00

    Year: ca. 1970

    Size: 45 x 60 inches

    This poster advertises the Aqueduct Raceway in Queens, New York City.

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  • Bobby Short / The Bottom Line
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    Richard Marshall Merkin

    Bobby Short / The Bottom Line

    $200.00

    Year: 1976

    Size: 25 x 38 inches

    Printed in 1976, it was created to promote the legendary cabaret performer Bobby Short at The Bottom Line.

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  • Bobby Short / The Living Room
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    Joe Eula

    Bobby Short / The Living Room

    $300.00

    Year: 1966.

    Size: 25 x 37 7/8 inches

    Eula was a good friend of Bobby Short, so much so that he designed the invitations for the cabaret star’s 80th birthday party not to long ago. Here, he creates a vivacious and dynamic image of the entertainer’s stint at New York’s popular Living Room.

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  • Booth’s Gin
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    Seymour Chwast

    Booth’s Gin

    $300.00

    Year: 1965

    Size: 30 x 45 inches

    Printed around 1965, this poster advertises Booth's Gin, asking the viewer to "Protest Against the Rising Tide of Conformity." The lower text reads "Serve Booth's House of Lords, the non-conformist gin from England."

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  • Bossa Nova do Brasil
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    GUNTHER KIESER

    Bossa Nova do Brasil

    $200.00

    Year: 1966

    Size: 33 x 47 inches

    Keiser's extraordinary posters are the result of creating images from solid forms, like sculpture or collage, which he then photographs. A great music lover, he was fortunate to become associated with impresarios determined to expand Germany's festivals and concerts beyond old world sounds. He more than met the challenge. Here, his photograph of an open black hand painted with bright swirls suggests the exciting, seductive rhythms of the Carnival in Rio.

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  • Bread and Roses.
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    Paul Davis

    Bread and Roses.

    $200.00

    Year: 1978.

    Size: 30 x 45 inches

    In 1912, James Oppenheim commemorated the struggle of striking textile workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts with a poem inspired by a banner carried by young women mill hands. The banner read, "We want bread and roses, too," affirming the biblical adage, "Man does not live by bread alone." Set to music by Mimi Farina and recorded by Judy Collins, the poem found new meaning in the 70s. The theme was adopted by New York's District 1199 of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees for an unprecedented two-year project celebrating the arts and humanities that remains an annual event. With more than 70% of the district membership's being black or Hispanic, and almost 85% women, Davis chose an unidentified beautiful young black woman as his model. His painting of her, garlanded with wheat stalks and roses, became an icon of the period.

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  • Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.
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    Year: 1984.

    Size: 24 x 36 inches

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this cultural institution, Glaser creates music and dance incarnate: A colorful headless figure, its torso formed by a cello, casts a lyrical shadow on the stage.

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  • Buffalo Bill’s Wild West
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    Anonymous

    Buffalo Bill’s Wild West

    $50.00

    Year: 1976

    Size: 30 x 45 inches

    Printed in 1976, it was created to advertise the book launch of 100 Posters of Buffalo Bill, and features one of the iconic images of the famous showman.

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  • C. P.  Snow's Strangers & Brothers.
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    Mark English

    C. P. Snow's Strangers & Brothers.

    $100.00

    Year: 1985

    Size: 30 x 46 inches

    Printed in 1985, the poster advertises the PBS Masterpiece Theater production of Strangers and Brothers. The caption reads: "Outsiders inside the circles of power." It was a seven-part series hosted by Alistair Cooke.

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  • Ceremonial Art in the Judaic Tradition
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    Year: 1975

    Size: 25 x 38 inches

    Printed in 1975, it was created to advertise the exhibition of Ceremonial Art in the Judaic Tradition at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

     

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  • Christo Jeanne-Claude Wrap Whitney Museum
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    Year: 1971

    30 x 46 inches

    This is an ORIGINAL FIRST PRINTING of this poster by the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

    Back in the 1970s there was a proposed project that the artist wrap the Whitney Museum, as he had wrapped so many famous buildings before (and since). Although these posters were made to advertise the event from his sketches, the project was never realized.

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