May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 372

Price Realized: $ 2,500
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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(POLITICS.) Kent, Corita. Shirley Chisholm: Unbossed and Unbought. Poster, 22 x 17 inches; laid down on board, inked Langston Hughes copyright stamp in upper left corner, minimal wear. Np, [1972]

Additional Details

A poster for Chisholm's 1972 presidential campaign, in which she was the first serious candidate to seek a major party's nomination. It features a quotation from Langston Hughes. The artist Corita Kent (1918-1986) was a groundbreaker herself, a nun with the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who improbably broke into the world of pop art at a high level. No other examples traced at auction.