Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 131

Price Realized: $ 1,690
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500


A group of 7 photographs of the "Rockefeller 5" and GAA protestors.
Silver prints, the images measuring 219.1x142.9 mm; 8 5/8x5 5/8 inches, and larger, and the reverse, the sheets 254x203.2 mm; 10x8 inches. 1970.

WITH--Two 8x10-inch contact sheets of negatives from the protest.

Additional Details

In 1970, twelve members of the Gay Activists Alliance entered the Republican State Committee Headquarters in New York to demand the repeal of laws against the gay community. Five members of the Gay Activists Alliance (later the "Rockefeller 5") were arrested for criminal trespassing during the sit-in. They were refused an audience, and were later acquitted of these charges. They are depicted here in front of the Criminal Courts with other demonstrators from the GAA showing support.