Item #32297 "Now!"
(Black Lives)


(Mederos, René) (illus.)

(Havana, Cuba: OSPAAAL, 1967). Two-color poster. An OSPAAAL poster, among the few concerned with issues of injustice in the United States, here attending to the Civil Rights movement and police brutality. The Organization of Solidarity with Asia, Africa, and Latin America was founded in 1965 with an agenda of "total liberation" from imperialism and neoliberalism, which relied as much on lobbying campaigns as on profuse and prolific poster-making. Posters like this one were printed, folded, and stapled into copies of the Organization's magazine, Tricontinental. The photograph reproduced at the poster's lower half has commonly, and erroneously, been associated with South Africa, where apartheid drew consistent rebuke from OSPAAAL. Research in 2018 led to the discovery of the original photo, definitively attributing it to a 1964 Civil Rights demonstration in Nashville, Tennessee. The bold "NOW!" does not require OSPAAAL's customary quadrilingual translations. This copy worn at two edges, thus matted for preservation. Very good overall. (Measures 19 7/8 by 14 15/16 in.). Item #32297

(CSPG 15735).

Price: $450.00

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