Feb 25, 2010 - Sale 2204

Sale 2204 - Lot 313

Price Realized: $ 2,160
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(MILITARY--WORLD WAR II--RACIST PROPAGANDA.) BOCCASILE, GINO. Venus de Milo (supplied title). Fascist poster showing an American GI offering a pillaged Venus de Milo for sale for two dollars. 53 3/4x38 1/4 inches; minor losses along horizontal fold; repaired tears,and creases in image. [Italy], 1944.

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"The fascist Italian government and its German allies produced several leaflets, posters and propaganda postcards that attacked the American blacks and depicted them as uncultured animals, thieves and rapists. This propaganda targeted the Italian people in an attempt to encourage them to fight on to protect their nation and heritage from the black barbarians who would destroy the culture" (psywar.org).