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MONOGRAM UNKNOWN. [LONG LIVE THE INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAN REVOLUTION.] 1925. 38x24 inches, 98x63 cm. Giz State Publishing House, Lenin

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August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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Description: MONOGRAM UNKNOWN [LONG LIVE THE INTERNATIONAL PROLETARIAN REVOLUTION.] 1925. 38 3/4x24 3/4 inches, 98 1/2x63 cm. Giz State Publishing House, Leningrad. Condition B+ / B: restored losses, repaired tears, creases and overpainting in margins and image.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. [CHINESE PROPAGANDA / CULTURAL REVOLUTION.] Group of approximately 50 posters. 1950s-1970s. Sizes vary, each approxima

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August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS [CHINESE PROPAGANDA / CULTURAL REVOLUTION.] Group of approximately 50 posters. 1950s-1970s. Sizes vary, each approximately 29x20 inches, 73x51 cm. Condition varies, generally B+. Paper.

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WILLIAM DODGE STEVENS (1870-1942). TEAMWORK BUILDS SHIPS. Circa 1918. 35x48 inches, 89x123 cm. Forbes, Boston.

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: WILLIAM DODGE STEVENS (1870-1942) TEAMWORK BUILDS SHIPS. Circa 1918. 35x48 1/2 inches, 89x123 cm. Forbes, Boston. Condition B+ / B: repaired tears, restored losses, abrasions and overpainting in margins; minor creases and restoration in image. Emphasizing "concentrated human energy" (Paret p. 80), this poster embodies American industrial power in its rawest form. Issued by the U.S. Shipping Board, the image is a precursor to the industrial photographs of the following decade, in which work by Lewis Hine and Margaret Bourke-White captured the same intensity and power within the factories of America. Rawls p. 76, Paret 114, Theofiles 256, Borkan p. 53.

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WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962). THE MODERN POSTER. 1895. 19x11 inches, 48x29 cm. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.

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August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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Description: WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962) THE MODERN POSTER. 1895. 19x11 1/2 inches, 48 1/4x29 1/4 cm. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Condition A-: minor creases in margins; unobtrusive foxing in margins and image. Numbered and initialed in pen. Matted and framed. The first American book dedicated to the poster craze was published by Charles Scribner in 1895, and contained articles on the development of the poster in different countries, including England, France, Italy and America. The book was limited to 1000 copies, for which Bradley designed the paper cover label and the frontispiece. As an added incentive to poster lovers, each of the copies came with this Bradley poster. This copy is numbered 175, and (like all in the run) is initialed by Charles Scribner. Antiquarian book dealers who handle the book note that when it is sold, it is "as usual" without the poster. Not in Kiehl, DFP-I 158, Margolin p. 46, Koch p. 63, Reims 1145, Virginia p. 10, Keay p. 27, Met 1990.1016.1.

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CLARENCE COLES PHILLIPS (1880-1927). LIGHT CONSUMES COAL. Circa 1918. 28x20 inches, 71x52 cm. Edwards & Deutsch Litho Co. Chicago.

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August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: CLARENCE COLES PHILLIPS (1880-1927) LIGHT CONSUMES COAL. Circa 1918. 28x20 1/2 inches, 71x52 cm. Edwards & Deutsch Litho Co. Chicago. Condtiion B+: losses in left corners; water staining in image and text; tears at edges; creases in margins and image. Paper. In what is perhaps the most "artistic" of the American World War I posters, Phillips unites the bold, direct elements of German object posters by artists such as Lucien Bernhard with the intricate swirls and patterns of American Art Nouveau in the style of William Bradley. Interestingly, while it may echo the work of European artists (specifically a 1907 image by Peter Behrens featuring a light bulb), the poster represents a drastic divergence from Phillips' usual style. He was nationally known for his "fadeaway girls," which graced the covers of LIFE magazine from 1908 onward. These images featured attractive young women whose clothing was the same color as the background, forcing the viewers to complete the image with their imagination. Rawls p. 20, Modern American 28, Darracott p. 36, Theofiles 79.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. ALEXANDER CRYSTAL • SEER. Circa 1915. 40x14 inches, 103x36 cm. Av Yaga, Bombay.

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August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN ALEXANDER CRYSTAL • SEER. Circa 1915. 40 1/2x14 1/4 inches, 103x36 1/4 cm. Av Yaga, Bombay. Condition B+: tears at edges; restored loss in text; minor creases in image; fading in lower image. Framed.

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ETHEL REED (1876-1912). IS POLITE SOCIETY POLITE / AND OTHER ESSAYS BY MRS. JULIA WARD HOWE. 1895. 17x25 inches, 44x63 cm. Lamson, Wolf

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August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: ETHEL REED (1876-1912) IS POLITE SOCIETY POLITE / AND OTHER ESSAYS BY MRS. JULIA WARD HOWE. 1895. 17 1/2x25 inches, 44 1/2x63 1/2 cm. Lamson, Wolffe, & Co., Boston. Condition B+: restored loss in lower left corner; repaired tears at edges, some affecting image creases and restoration in margins and image. Hinged to mat at top edge. Paper. Matted and framed. William Clemens wrote in The Poster, March, 1896, "No production by Miss Ethel Reed has been praised more highly than [this poster] . . . this is a purely decorative piece of work, but well drawn and very effective. It is lithographed on imported handmade paper, red in color, and printed in olive, green and black. It is truly a work of art" (p. 37). Kiehl 240, DFP-I 422, Reims 1286, American Posters no. 85, The American Poster p. 25, Salmagundi p. 25.

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SERGEI ALEKSANDROVICH KHRISTOFOROV (1891-CIRCA 1949). [REMEMBER THE PRISONERS OF CAPITAL!] 41x27 inches, 104x69 cm. Publisher Associati

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August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Description: SERGEI ALEKSANDROVICH KHRISTOFOROV (1891-CIRCA 1949) [REMEMBER THE PRISONERS OF CAPITAL!] 41x27 1/4 inches, 104x69 1/4 cm. Publisher Association of Artists of the Revolution, Moscow. Condition B: restored losses in margins; repaired tears, sharp creases and overpainting in margins and image.

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MELVIN EDWARDS (1937 -   ) OWWA Maya.

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Description: MELVIN EDWARDS (1937 - ) OWWA Maya. Welded steel, 2011. 254x178x102 mm; 10x7x4 inches. Signed and titled in steel, verso. Provenance: the artist; the Organization of Women Writers of Africa (OWWA) (2011); the estate of Dr. Maya Angelou. Melvin Edwards presented this sculpture to Dr. Angelou in 2011 when she was honored at the twentieth anniversary celebration of the Organization of Women Writers of Africa (OWWA). Co-founded in 1991 by Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo and Edwards' late wife poet Jayne Cortez (who served as its president), OWWA organized some of the first international black women writers conferences. Angelou had been a mentor and friend to the organization, and Edwards made the piece specifically for her. In OWWA Maya, Melvin Edwards incorporates many recurring elements in his practice, including horseshoes, chains, and locks. Although primarily chosen for their formal and aesthetic qualities, these materials unfold multiple layers of symbolic significance as they relate to African and African American history and culture, as well as Edwards' autobiography. His use of chains, for example, speaks to the history of slavery and oppression, while simultaneously representing the links between people and cultures. Edwards explains that as an artist, 'I have to be aware of the double and multiple meanings of things.' Of particular importance in the piece is the long, pointed metal instrument, which the artist relates to both Angelou's and OWWA's incisiveness and impact. Description courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates.

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RHYS WILLIAMS (DATES UNKNOWN). P & O / CEYLON, INDIA, EGYPT & FRANCE. 40x25 inches, 101x66 cm. Sydney.

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August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Description: RHYS WILLIAMS (DATES UNKNOWN) P & O / CEYLON, INDIA, EGYPT & FRANCE. 40x25 inches, 101 1/2x66 cm. Sydney. Condition B: replaced losses and overpainting in corners and margins; repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image. Mounted on paper.

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WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962). THE INLAND PRINTER. Group of 7 covers. 1894. Each approximately 11x8 inches, 29x21 cm.

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Description: WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962) THE INLAND PRINTER. Group of 7 covers. 1894. Each approximately 11 1/2x8 1/2 inches, 29 1/4x21 1/2 cm. Condition varies, generally A / A-. Hinged to mount. Paper. Matted. Full list available upon request.

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WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962). THE INLAND PRINTER. Two covers. 1895. Each approximately 11x8 inches, 28x20 cm.

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Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962) THE INLAND PRINTER. Two covers. 1895. Each approximately 11 1/4x8 inches, 28 1/2x20 1/4 cm. Condition varies, generally B+. Hinged to mount. Paper. Matted. Includes Thanksgiving 1895 and New Year's Number.

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WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962). [MAGAZINE COVERS.] Group of 3. 1895-1900. Sizes vary.

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Estimated Price: $400 - $600

Description: WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962) [MAGAZINE COVERS.] Group of 3. 1895-1900. Sizes vary. Condition varies, generally A. Hinged to mount. Paper. Matted. Group includes: Harper's Round Table (Thanksgiving, 1895); The International Studio (March, 1897); and The Century Illustrated (January, 1900).

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WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962). THE CHAP - BOOK / [AUGUST.] 1895. 20x14 inches, 52x35 cm.

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Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962) THE CHAP - BOOK / [AUGUST.] 1895. 20 1/2x14 inches, 52x35 1/2 cm. Condition A-: minor repaired tears at edges, some slightly into image. Matted and framed. "In this series he allowed free rein to his astonishing graphic compositions, playing with only three colors and, as a good disciple of William Morris, treating the lettering with exceptional care and talent" (Weill p. 76). In his work, Bradley strove "to introduce good design and taste into everyday life." (Kiehl p. 15). Kiehl 20, DFP-I 156, Koch p. 68, Virginia p. 54, Met 1984.1202.10.

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WILLIAM DE LEFTWICH DODGE (1867-1935). COVER DESIGN OF THE BOOK OF THE HOUR / THE DEFENDERS OF DEMOCRACY. 1917. 23x13 inches, 58x34 cm.

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Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Description: WILLIAM DE LEFTWICH DODGE (1867-1935) COVER DESIGN OF THE BOOK OF THE HOUR / THE DEFENDERS OF DEMOCRACY. 1917. 23x13 1/2 inches, 58 1/2x34 1/4 cm. Condition B: tears and sharp creases in margins and image; sharp diagonal fold through image and text; pencil notations in upper left corner; affixed to board at edges; paper text banner affixed to lower text. Paper. Framed.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. CARIBBEAN / PAN AMERICAN. 42x28 inches, 106x71 cm.

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August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN CARIBBEAN / PAN AMERICAN. 42x28 inches, 106 3/4x71 cm. Condition A-: repaired tear at top edge; minor abrasions at edges.

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WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962). THE CHAP - BOOK / [MAY.] 1895. 20x14 inches, 52x35 cm.

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Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Description: WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962) THE CHAP - BOOK / [MAY.] 1895. 20 1/2x14 inches, 52x35 1/2 cm. Condition A- / B+: minor tears and staining in margins and along horizontal fold. Paper. Matted and framed. "Bradley's technique is different from French and English [poster designers]. There is greater simplicity in the selection of colours than in French posters and he does not use as much red and black as do the English poster artists, giving thus to their work a certain monotony" (S.C. de Soissons, The Poster, October 1898). Kiehl 18, DFP-I 154, Koch p. 67, Reims 1138, Virginia p. 24, Weill 111, Met 1972.586.6.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. GRACE LINE / CARIBBEAN • SOUTH AMERICAN CRUISES. 1961. 42x27 inches, 106x70 cm.

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Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN GRACE LINE / CARIBBEAN • SOUTH AMERICAN CRUISES. 1961. 42x27 3/4 inches, 106 3/4x70 1/2 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases and restoration in margins and image.

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LOWEREE (DATES UNKNOWN). BERMUDA / VIA PAN AMERICAN. Circa 1950. 42x28 inches, 106x71 cm.

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Estimated Price: $600 - $900

Description: LOWEREE (DATES UNKNOWN) BERMUDA / VIA PAN AMERICAN. Circa 1950. 42x28 inches, 106 1/2x71 cm. Condition B: tears, losses and skinning at edges; creases and abrasions in margins and image. Paper.

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LOWEREE (DATES UNKNOWN). BERMUDA / FLY NOW. . . PAY LATER / VIA PAN AMERICAN. Circa 1950s. 41x28 inches, 106x71 cm.

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Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Description: LOWEREE (DATES UNKNOWN) BERMUDA / FLY NOW. . . PAY LATER / VIA PAN AMERICAN. Circa 1950s. 41 3/4x28 1/4 inches, 106x71 3/4 cm. Condition B+: creases and abrasions in margins and image; losses in image.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. BUY AMERICAN / AND MAKE JOBS FOR AMERICA'S WORKMEN. 1933. 22x14 inches, 55x35 cm. H.H. Tuttle, Pittsburgh.

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Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN BUY AMERICAN / AND MAKE JOBS FOR AMERICA'S WORKMEN. 1933. 22x14 inches, 55 1/2x35 1/2 cm. H.H. Tuttle, Pittsburgh. Condition A-: minor tears and creases at edges. Printed on card.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. NEW YORK IS BOOK COUNTRY. Two posters. 1983-1984. Each approximately 28x18 inches, 71x45 cm.

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August 5, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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Estimated Price: $300 - $400

Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS NEW YORK IS BOOK COUNTRY. Two posters. 1983-1984. Each approximately 28x18 inches, 71x45 1/2 cm. Condition varies, generally A-: creases in margins and image. Paper. Among the city's most beloved literary events, New York is Book Country (NYIBC) is a non-profit organization that promotes reading and writing, and celebrates books by bringing together schools, authors, libraries, cultural organizations, publishers and bookstores in a network of citywide events and programs. Includes posters by Sandra Boynton (1983) and William Steig (1984).

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WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962). THE CHAP - BOOK. 1894. 19x13 inches, 49x34 cm.

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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,000

Description: WILLIAM H. BRADLEY (1868-1962) THE CHAP - BOOK. 1894. 19 1/4x13 1/2 inches, 49x34 1/4 cm. Condition A-: creases in margins and image. Paper. Matted and framed. Bradley's first poster ever, and first of many Chap Book posters (Koch p. 36), from August 1894. Although justifiable comparisons to Beardsley have been made, Charles Hiatt (author of Picture Posters, 1895, and prominent critic and early authority on posters) stated it best: "He has seen and assimilated, in no small degree, the manner of Mr. Aubrey Beardsley. He is however, a great deal more than a mere imitator; what he has borrowed, he has borrowed with conspicuous intelligence, and nobody could for a moment accuse him of anything approaching petty larceny" (Picture Posters p. 298). Kiehl 13, DFP-I 152, Koch p. 22, Reims 1139, Virginia p. 23, Margolin p. 26 and 97, Keay p. 41, Met 1984.1202.8.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LEND YOUR MONEY TO YOUR GOVERNMENT / SECOND LIBERTY LOAN. 1917. 36x48 inches, 91x122 cm. American Lithographic Co., N

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN LEND YOUR MONEY TO YOUR GOVERNMENT / SECOND LIBERTY LOAN. 1917. 36x48 inches, 91 1/2x122 cm. American Lithographic Co., New York. Condition B: repaired tear at right edge through central image; tears and creases in margins and image; losses at edges; tape on verso; pin holes in corners. Paper. Theofiles 130.

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JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960). SIDE BY SIDE - BRITANNIA! / BRITAIN'S DAY. 1918. 30x20 inches, 76x51 cm. American Lithographic Co.

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Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Description: JAMES MONTGOMERY FLAGG (1870-1960) SIDE BY SIDE - BRITANNIA! / BRITAIN'S DAY. 1918. 30x20 inches, 76x51 cm. American Lithographic Co., New York. Condition B+: repaired tears and restored losses at edges; creases in margins and image. Flagg p. 76, Rawls p. 268, Borkan p. 169.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. OUR AMERICAN BOYS IN THE EUROPEAN WAR. 1916. 80x80 inches, 203x205 cm.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN OUR AMERICAN BOYS IN THE EUROPEAN WAR. 1916. 80x80 3/4 inches, 203 1/4x205 cm. Condition B: restored losses, repaired tears, creases, abrasions and overpainting in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds. Six-sheets, attached, on two separate halves.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. [THINK AMERICAN INSTITUTE.] Group of 3 posters. Circa 1943. Each 27x20 inches, 68x50 cm. Kelly-Read & Co, Rochester.

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Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS [THINK AMERICAN INSTITUTE.] Group of 3 posters. Circa 1943. Each 27x20 inches, 68 1/2x50 3/4 cm. Kelly-Read & Co, Rochester. Condition varies, generally A- / B+. Paper. Group includes: Keep Working to Keep Him Winning; Armistice Day; and Sons, Brothers, Husbands, Pals.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. VICTORY FOR THE AMERICAN WAY. 1942. 27x20 inches, 68x50 cm. Kelly-Read & Co, Rochester.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN VICTORY FOR THE AMERICAN WAY. 1942. 27x20 inches, 68 1/2x50 3/4 cm. Kelly-Read & Co, Rochester. Condition B+: tears and abrasions in upper left corner; creases in margins and image. Paper. "A group of Rochester industrialists . . . were concerned about the mental sabotage of their workers by the infiltration of subversive propaganda from outside their plants . . . Out of this problem our company developed what is known as the 'Think American' program. It is now in use in over 5,000 of the largest industrial, business, financial, and educational organizations in nearly every state. 'Think American' consists of weekly illustrated messages, each of which points up vividly and intelligently a virtue or advantage of the American way of life. Plants display these posters near time clocks, in restrooms, and at other points of heaviest employee traffic. In these days when we are doing everything in our power to speed material preparedness and to prevent material sabotage, the need for mental preparedness and the prevention of mental sabotage cannot be overlooked. 'Think American,' we feel, is helping to do both of these jobs. Its messages are now reaching 7 million people weekly throughout the nation" (The Rotarian, September 1941, p. 3-4).

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C.R. MILLER (DATES UNKNOWN). [THINK AMERICAN INSTITUTE.] Group of 3 posters. Circa 1943. Each 27x20 inches, 68x50 cm. Kelly-Read & Co,

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Description: C.R. MILLER (DATES UNKNOWN) [THINK AMERICAN INSTITUTE.] Group of 3 posters. Circa 1943. Each 27x20 inches, 68 1/2x50 3/4 cm. Kelly-Read & Co, Rochester. Condition varies, generally A- / B+. Paper. Group includes: What Have You Done Today for Victory?; Today's Production is Tomorrow's Enemy Destruction; and If Each of us Figured Out Our "Little Bit" Didn't Count...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. [THINK AMERICAN INSTITUTE.] Group of 3 posters. Circa 1943. Each 27x20 inches, 68x50 cm. Kelly-Read & Co, Rochester.

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Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS [THINK AMERICAN INSTITUTE.] Group of 3 posters. Circa 1943. Each 27x20 inches, 68 1/2x50 3/4 cm. Kelly-Read & Co, Rochester. Condition varies, generally A- / B+. Paper. Group includes: Our Country was Built...; And if our Lines Should Form and Break; and Keep Working to Keep Him Winning.

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SAMELLA LEWIS (1924 -  ) Washerwoman.

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2015

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Description: SAMELLA LEWIS (1924 - ) Washerwoman. Gouache on cream wove paper, circa 1949. 279x229 mm; 11x9 inches. Signed in pencil, lower left. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Maya Angelou. Painted during her graduate study at Ohio State University, this work is representative of Dr. Samella Lewis' interest in color and portraiture. In 1949, Dr. Lewis lived with relatives in the Bayou Teche region of Louisana painting portraits of them and workers from the sugarcane fields. In 1951 Dr. Lewis became the first African-American woman to receive doctoral degrees in both fine art and art history. Dr. Lewis taught at a number of institutions, most notably at Scripps College from 1969-1984. She is the author of the first and one of the most widely used textbooks on African-American art history, African-American Art and Artists, and significant monographs on artists Elizabeth Catlett and Richmond Barthé. In addition, Dr. Lewis has curated a number of exhibitions including Contemporary African-American Artists: 1980-1994 at The National Arts Club, which featured works on loan from the collection of Dr. Angelou. In 2007, Scripps College instituted the Samella Lewis Collection of Contemporary Art in honor of Dr. Lewis. Lewis pp. 16-20.

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VARIOUS ARTISTS. [FRENCH TRAVEL.] Group of 5 posters. Sizes vary.

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Description: VARIOUS ARTISTS [FRENCH TRAVEL.] Group of 5 posters. Sizes vary. Condition varies, generally B+. Group includes: Trouville / Beach Casino; To Paris / Pan American; Téléphérique du Béout / Lourdes; Route des Pyrenees; and Beaulieu.

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FRANK BRANGWYN (1867-1956). HELP YOUR COUNTRY STOP THIS / ENLIST IN THE NAVY. Circa 1917. 62x78 inches, 157x199 cm. American Lithograph

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Description: FRANK BRANGWYN (1867-1956) HELP YOUR COUNTRY STOP THIS / ENLIST IN THE NAVY. Circa 1917. 62x78 1/2 inches, 157 1/2x199 1/2 cm. American Lithographic Co., New York. Condition B+: repaired tears, restored losses and overpainting at edges, some affecting image; creases and abrasions in margins and image; vertical and horizontal folds. Two-sheets. A masterfully designed and printed lithograph portraying the survivors of a U-boat attack in their lifeboat, struggling against the raging sea. That Brangwyn chose a monochromatic scheme and such a large format only intensifies the emotion expressed by the image, lending it an air of reality, desperation and grit. One of only two posters Brangwyn produced in America during the war. Rawls p. 80, Theofiles 50.

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ALBERT STERNER (1863-1946). U.S. NAVY / OVER THERE. 1917. 59x40 inches, 150x102 cm. American Lithographic Co., New York.

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Description: ALBERT STERNER (1863-1946) U.S. NAVY / OVER THERE. 1917. 59x40 1/4 inches, 150x102 cm. American Lithographic Co., New York. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; overpainting and restoration in margins. In 1917, George M. Cohan composed the song that more than any other would become the anthem for the First World War: "Over There." Using the song's title, Sterner depicts a somber, strong image of Columbia, sword in hand, beneath the billowing stars and stripes, and a sky filled with curls of smoke emanating from the ships of the Navy. She is pointing a sailor to the distant shores of Europe. Rawls p. 80, Theofiles 49, Navy 2.

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KARL KOEHLER (1913-2000) AND VICTOR ANCONA (1912-1998). THIS IS THE ENEMY. 1942. 34x23 inches, 86x60 cm. Grinnell Lithographic Co., New

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Description: KARL KOEHLER (1913-2000) AND VICTOR ANCONA (1912-1998) THIS IS THE ENEMY. 1942. 34x23 3/4 inches, 86 1/2x60 1/4 cm. Grinnell Lithographic Co., New York. Condition B: overpainting in margins, image and text; restored losses in margins; repaired tears, creases and restoration in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds; repaired pin holes in corners. This chilling image was the winner of the National War Poster Competition of 1942, held under the auspices of the Museum of Modern Art. American 67, The Modern Poster 193, The Modern American 55, Avant Garde p. 177, Rhodes p. 168.

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FLORENCE LUNDBORG (1871-1949). THE LARK FOR MAY / THE OREAD. 1896. 23x13 inches, 60x35 cm.

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Description: FLORENCE LUNDBORG (1871-1949) THE LARK FOR MAY / THE OREAD. 1896. 23 3/4x13 3/4 inches, 60 1/4x35 cm. Condition A. Hinged to mat at top edge. Paper. Matted and framed. American Posters no. 49, Kiehl 120, Margolin p. 133, Resnick 4, Salmagundi p. 18, Met 57.627.6(3).

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RON L. HAEBERLE (1941- ). Q. AND BABIES? A. AND BABIES. 1970. 25x38 inches, 63x96 cm. Art Workers Coalition, [New York.]

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Description: RON L. HAEBERLE (1941- ) Q. AND BABIES? A. AND BABIES. 1970. 25x38 inches, 63 1/2x96 1/2 cm. Art Workers Coalition, [New York.] Condition A: minor creases in margins. Paper. American Style 79, Images of an Era 134, Power of the Poster 125, Cold War p. 80-1, War Posters 29.

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NORMAN ROCKWELL (1894-1978). [THE FOUR FREEDOMS.] Group of 4 posters. 1943. Each 55x39 inches, 141x100 cm. U.S. Government Printing Off

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Description: NORMAN ROCKWELL (1894-1978) [THE FOUR FREEDOMS.] Group of 4 posters. 1943. Each 55 1/2x39 1/2 inches, 141x100 1/4 cm. U.S. Government Printing Office, [Washington, D.C.] Condition varies, generally A-: folded as issued. Paper. On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressed the United States Congress on the escalating threat to American security caused by the war raging in Europe. In this now famous "Four Freedoms" speech, Roosevelt encouraged America to step up war production and put the nation in the mindset for the inevitable involvement in the war. Toward this end, he illuminated America's lofty goal: "In future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded on four essential human freedoms." Norman Rockwell, whose prolific work for The Saturday Evening Post had already captured the hearts of Americans, took these four freedoms and deftly pictured them in his classic style. Originally, Rockwell's sketches based on his Vermont neighbors were turned down by the OWI. It wasn't until after these images appeared on four covers of The Saturday Evening Post in February and March 1943, that the Government realized their value, took the original paintings on tour, and turned the images into posters. The resulting powerful combination of words and images were successfully used by the government to raise money for the war effort. Printed in three sizes, these are the scarcer, largest format. American Style p. 132, Posters for Victory p. 40ff, Design for Victory p. 37, War Posters 210, Nelson p. 48, Judd 7.1, IWM II p.52.

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JOSEPH PENNELL (1857-1926). THAT LIBERTY SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH / BUY LIBERTY BONDS. 1918. 41x28 inches, 104x71 cm. Heywood St

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Description: JOSEPH PENNELL (1857-1926) THAT LIBERTY SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH / BUY LIBERTY BONDS. 1918. 41x28 1/4 inches, 104x71 3/4 cm. Heywood Strasser & Voigt Litho. Co., New York. Condition B+: minor tears at edges; creases in margins and image and along horizontal fold; pin holes in corners. Paper. Several variations of the poster exist, both in size and color. Rawls p. 227, Paret 103, IWM p. 47, American Style 61, Darracott 35, Theofiles 161, Borkan 109, Rickards 61.

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EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925). THE GIRL ON THE LAND SERVES THE NATION'S NEEDS / APPLY Y.W.C.A. 25x30 inches, 63x76 cm. The United States

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Description: EDWARD PENFIELD (1866-1925) THE GIRL ON THE LAND SERVES THE NATION'S NEEDS / APPLY Y.W.C.A. 25x30 inches, 63 1/2x76 cm. The United States Printing & Lithograph Co., New York. Condition B+: repaired tears in margins, some into text and image; creases in margins and image; time-staining in top margin. Borkan 164, Theofiles 211, American Style 63.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. IT'S A LONG WAY TO ROME. Circa 1943. 46x31 inches, 116x79 cm.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN IT'S A LONG WAY TO ROME. Circa 1943. 46x31 1/4 inches, 116 3/4x79 1/2 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image. German propaganda aimed at showing "British and American troops in Italy that their advance had been considerably slower than a snail's" (Zeman p. 24). This is the smaller of two formats. Zeman p. 25, Weill 513, Rhodes 197.

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RICHARD YARDE (1939 - 2011) Portrait of Dr. Maya Angelou.

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Description: RICHARD YARDE (1939 - 2011) Portrait of Dr. Maya Angelou. Watercolor, 1985. 610x406 mm; 24x16 inches. Signed, dated and inscribed "To Maya - Marcus, Owen, Susan and Richard" in pencil, lower margin. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; the estate of Dr. Maya Angelou. Boston artist Richard Yarde was celebrated nationally for his large-scale, daring watercolors. In paintings such as his Savoy Ballroom series, Yarde's colorful imagery and quilt-like compositions of dancers and jazz musicians reflect memories of his youth and African-American culture. Many of his watercolors are found today in many museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Yarde also had a long career in the Boston area as an art professor - teaching at Boston University, Wellesley College, Amherst College, the Massachusetts College of Art, Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Amherst.

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CHARLY

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Description: CHARLY "CARLOS" PALMER (1960 - ) His Story. Acrylic and collage on cotton canvas, circa 2008. 610x762 mm; 24x30 inches. Signed in acrylic, lower right. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Maya Angelou. Atlanta artist Charly Palmer has developed a national following for his figurative painting that integrates collaged elements with painted figurative images of African-American history and culture. Born in Alabama and raised in Wisconsin, Charly Palmer studied art and design at the American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute, both in Chicago. After a successful career as a graphic designer and illustrator, Palmer developed a distinctive graphic style in his fine art. His Story is a very good example from popular Civil Rights series. Today his artwork is found in many private and public collections including Atlanta Life Insurance, McDonald's Corporation, Miller Brewing Company, the Coca Cola Company and Vanderbilt University. The artist also has been the recipient of significant commissions including an official poster for the 1996 Olympics and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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MAXFIELD PARRISH (1870-1966). SCRIBNER'S FICTION NUMBER. AUGUST. 1897. 19x14 inches, 50x36 cm.

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Description: MAXFIELD PARRISH (1870-1966) SCRIBNER'S FICTION NUMBER. AUGUST. 1897. 19 3/4x14 1/2 inches, 50 1/4x36 3/4 cm. Condition B+: restored loss and repaired tears in margins, some affecting image and text; creases and abrasions in margins and image. Hinged to mat at top edge. Paper. Matted and framed.. Most famous for his children's book illustrations, Parrish was nonetheless a "remarkable draughtsman, who energetically and successfully mixed fantasy and reality to create a luminous dreamworld that, for all its strangeness, is precisely rendered" (Parrish intro). He studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and then at the Drexel Institute under Howard Pyle. His posters were more illustrative and detailed than those of Edward Penfield and Will Bradley, and marked by what Charles Hiatt referred to as "curious individuality." The concept of a lush imaginary landscape was part of what made his work so desirable. Kiehl 135, Margolin 55, Keay p. 22, DFP-I pl. XIX and 316, American Posters p. 9 no. 56, The American Poster p. 14, Crystal Palace 697, Art of Parrish 632 (var), Weill p. 112.

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SYDNEY LAURENCE (1865-1940). ALASKA / NORTHERN PACIFIC. Circa 1931. 40x29 inches, 101x75 cm.

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Estimated Price: $800 - $1,200

Description: SYDNEY LAURENCE (1865-1940) ALASKA / NORTHERN PACIFIC. Circa 1931. 40x29 1/2 inches, 101 1/2x75 cm. Condition A-: minor restored loss in upper left corner; creases and minor restoration in margins. Originally distributed on request, this poster came with a printed explanation by Mary Lee Davis, "Potlach means giving - in the Chinook jargon of the Northwest coast - and to the Northwest Indian peoples, a potlach is a festival of giving to which one's family, neighbors, friends or even whole tribes are summoned, from far and near . . . The magnificent cedar boats of our Haida and Thlingit Indians . . . are among the most perfect treasures of American-Indian craft. [They were] worked out from giant cedar trunks by charring and chipping, sometimes nearly 100 feet in length." Zega 107 (var).

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HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952). IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915. 40x30 inches, 101x76 cm.

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Description: HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (1873-1952) IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT! / JOIN THE MARINES. 1915. 40x30 inches, 101 1/2x76 1/4 cm. Condition B+: tears, creases and abrasions in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds; pin holes in corners. Paper. An early sexy, taunting and daring recruitment poster, done two years before the United States entered World War I. The artist plays upon "the confusion of genders [that] provided posters with provocative images like this . . . whose purpose is the seduction of men into service" (Paret p. 64). Rawls p. 249, Paret 89, Theofiles 66, Borkan p. 39, American Style 64.

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LOUIS FANCHER (1884-1944). OVER THERE! / IN THE AIR SERVICE. Circa 1918. 40x30 inches, 101x76 cm. Ketterlinus, Philadelphia.

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Description: LOUIS FANCHER (1884-1944) OVER THERE! / IN THE AIR SERVICE. Circa 1918. 40x30 inches, 101 1/2x76 1/4 cm. Ketterlinus, Philadelphia. Condition B+: tears and creases in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds; pin holes in corners. Paper. On May 24, 1918, President Wilson removed responsibility for American military aviation from the Signal Corps and placed it within two agencies under the supervision of the U.S. Army: the Bureau of Aircraft Production and the Division of Military Aeronautics. These two branches were officially recognized as the U.S. Army Air Service. Rawls p. 175.

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H.R. HOPPS (1869-1937). DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE / ENLIST. Circa 1917. 42x28 inches, 106x71 cm.

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Description: H.R. HOPPS (1869-1937) DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE / ENLIST. Circa 1917. 42x28 inches, 106 3/4x71 cm. Condition B+: expertly repaired tear through image; minor water stains in left margin; repaired tears and wrinkling at edges; restoration in upper right corner. Mounted on Japan. "One of the most striking American posters issued during the war" (Picture This p. 68), this fantastic World War I recruitment poster distills the horrors of a German invasion of America into a savage, primitive, sexually charged theme. A red-tongued and drooling gorilla, whose helmet reads "Militarism," is clutching a desperate maiden with her dress torn off in one paw and a bloody club, reading 'kultur,' in the other. He is stepping over the sea into America, leaving a burned down and ravaged Europe behind him. "The phallic and bloody cudgel and the beast's power over the half naked girl, give urgency to the enlistment call. As the beast steps onto American shores, recruits are invited both to fight militarism and to vie for the eroticized figure of raped Liberty" (Picture This p. 69). Popular folklore has it that this image was the influence for King Kong. Although this poster does not bear any indication of where it was printed, the companies listed at the bottom are all San Francisco area lithographers. This copy bears the scarce/span overprint "US ARMY 660 MARKET STREET," the address of the San Francisco army recruiting office. Rawls p. 66, Paret 32, Borkan cov. and 16, Beauty and the Beast p. 5, Picture This p. 69.

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TOM FEELINGS (1933 - 2003) Mankala.

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2015

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Description: TOM FEELINGS (1933 - 2003) Mankala. Gouache, ink, pencil on thin wove paper, mounted on illustration board, circa 1970. 292x546 mm; 11 1/4x21 1/4 inches. Signed and inscribed "To Maya With Black Love" in pencil, lower right. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; the estate of Dr. Maya Angelou. Illustrated: Feelings, Muriel L. and Tom Feelings, Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book, p. 3. This picture book by Tom and Muriel Feelings was a 1972 Caldecott Medal winner. Mankala (oware) is a popular bead game across West Africa, including Ghana, where Tom Feelings and Maya Angelou met in the early 1960s. Tom Feelings, well known artist and illustrator, was born in Brooklyn, New York. Feelings attended the School of Visual Arts in 1957 after serving in the Air Force where he worked in London as a staff artist for the Graphics Division. In 1962, he had his first commercial success when his drawings of the South were published in Look magazine. In 1964, Feelings traveled to Ghana, where he spent two years working for the Ghanaian government magazine, The African Review, teaching illustration, and serving as an art consultant for the government publishing house. In 1966, he returned to the United States to concentrate on illustrating books with African and African-American themes. Feelings received numerous awards for his illustrations including the Newberry Award in 1969, the Caldecott in 1972, the Coretta Scott King Award in 1979, 1994 and 1996 and a nomination for the American Book Award in 1982. From 1971 to 1974, Feelings lived in Guyana, South America, working as a teacher and consultant for the Ministry of Education, training young artists in textbook illustration. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant in 1982. He was an artist-in-residence at the University of South Carolina from 1990 to 1995.

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PHOEBE BEASLEY (1943 -   ) Catnap.

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2015

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Description: PHOEBE BEASLEY (1943 - ) Catnap. Collage of various papers and mixed media on cotton canvas, 1980. 914x914 mm; 36x36 inches. Signed in brush and ink, lower right recto. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "©" and with the artist's contact information in ink, lower center verso. Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; the estate of Dr. Maya Angelou. Catnap is an excellent example of Phoebe Beasley's popular work in collage. Beasley is best known for these colorful figurative compositions, incorporating various media, printed papers, fabric and found objects. Her paintings and collages often recreate such colorful characters and poignant scenes from the everyday lives of African-American families. Introduced by her friend, NBA legend Bill Russell, who hosted her first solo exhibition in 1976, Beasley developed a close friendship with Dr. Angelou. A longtime collector, supporter and mentor for over 40 years, Dr. Angelou provided a testimonial to the artist on her website: "Phoebe Beasley's eye has never failed her; has never lied to her, and her art generously gives us beauty, information and always the truth." Phoebe Beasley collaborated with Dr. Angelou in 1998 on the artist's book Sunrise is Coming After While, published by the Limited Editions Club. Beasley created six color screenprints of her collages, inspired by the poems of Langston Hughes, while Dr. Angelou selected the poems, titled the compilation and wrote the introduction and afterword. Beasley's artwork has been included in several museum exhibitions, including the 2002 Smithsonian Institution's In The Spirit of Martin, honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 2003 touring exhibition, Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection. The artist has received presidential commissions, and was recently honored by the State Department for her participation in the Arts in Embassies Program. Her work is found in many public collections, including the University of Texas, the California African American Museum, Swarthmore College, Syracuse University, Cooper Union, Brigham Young University and Fisk University.

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