Mar 01, 2012 - Sale 2271

Sale 2271 - Lot 133

Price Realized: $ 1,560
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(ART.) PIOUS, ROBERT. American Negro Exposition, 1865-1940. Poster, 20-3/8 x 13-3/4 inches; professionally conserved with archival paper repair mostly to the blank margins, not affecting the image in any way. Chicago, 1940

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rare silk screen poster by a chicago artist robert savon pious (1908-1993.) The American Negro Exposition of 1940 marked the 75th anniversary of Emancipation. Staged as a celebration of African-American progress and achievement, Chicago's "Diamond Jubilee" exhibition included displays from federal agencies, cities and states, black newspapers, black colleges, churches, fraternal organizations, and a myriad of other groups-a total of 92 installations. This included arts and crafts as well as murals, and dioramas. Bands and choirs performed, as did famous black entertainers. Visitors could also attend one of several performances specially staged for the Exhibition, including The Cavalcade of the Negro Theater, a review of African-American music, written by Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, and the Chimes of Normandy, an operetta performed by the Federal Theater Project.