Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 60

Price Realized: $ 219
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(ART.) Earl L. Scarborough; artist. Black is Beautiful. Poster, 23 x 18 inches; minimal wear; signed in ink by the artist below his facsimile signature. Oakland, CA: Black Pride Arts Unlimited, 1968

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Earl L. Scarborough (1934-2001) was one of ten Black artists exhibited at New York's Merino Gallery in 1956, and was a graduate of Langston University. According to an Oakland Tribune profile on 25 September 1968, these posters were "selling at a phenomenal rate in many department stores in the Eastbay and San Francisco." The artist explained that "White beauty has already been established, and I'm simply trying to add another flower to that bouquet of beauty."