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Vintage "Dick Gregory on Poppy" Lithograph by Milton Glaser (1969)

$300.00

Vintage "Dick Gregory on Poppy" offset lithograph by Milton Glaser from 1969. Good condition with no discoloration. Only creases, as poster was issued folded. Excellent coloration. No fading. Poster measures 34.5" tall by 22.5" wide and will flat, as issued. Frame not included.

About: In 1969, graphic designer Milton Glaser produced this poster advertising Dick Gregory’s comedy album for the Poppy label, The Light Side: The Dark Side. Gregory had begun his career as a standup comedian in the early 1960s in Chicago, part of an emerging generation of black comedians who drew on current events and racial issues for material. An appearance on The Tonight Show made him nationally famous. At the same time Gregory became an activist in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam movements and ran unsuccessfully for president in 1968. Gregory has remained an author and activist, often going on hunger strikes to show his commitment to various causes. In an era when collecting decorative posters turned into “postermania,” Glaser produced a distinctive image with quirky stylization, bold, unexpected colors in the flesh tones, and a bifurcated, light-dark reference to the title. (Source: National Portrait Gallery)

Note: All BLK MKT Vintage inventory is vintage, "well-loved" and most times, with minor imperfections. Unless otherwise noted, items posted for sale are not reprints or reproductions. As with all vintage or antique items signs of wear and tear are to be expected; these include discoloration, fading and overall, patina. All items are described and pictured to demonstrate accurate condition. The provenance of some items is known and documented, while others have no accessible lineage. If there are any questions or concerns please email before purchasing as ALL SALES ARE FINAL & RETURNS ARE NOT ACCEPTED (with exceptions for extreme cases/misrepresentations).

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