Jun 20, 2019 - Sale 2514

Sale 2514 - Lot 214

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200

Witches and Faggots / Dykes and Poofters.

Offset lithographed poster, 23x18 inches, 63x45 cm. Panacea Press, Chippendale. 1980.

Additional Details

The first Gay Pride Mardi Gras parade in Sydney, Australia was held on the evening of 24 June 1978, linked to the anniversary of the Stonewall riot. Five hundred people turned out to celebrate, and the number eventually swelled to several thousand. Although the event had been sanctioned by the city authorities, it was still broken up by the police and 53 participants were arrested. This film, released two years after the event, documents the police brutality and the subsequent social and political upheaval which followed in the wake of the arrests that evening.