Jul 15, 2021 - Sale 2576

Sale 2576 - Lot 176

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
Women's Graphics Collective.
Dia Internacional De La Mujer: International Women's Day Poster.

Chicago: Women's Graphics Collective, [c. 1975].

Screenprint on paper, reprinted from a Cuban poster by the Collective, bold design in red and black with three stylized half-faces in skin tones; not mounted; 28 1/4 x 20 1/2 in.

"Graphics Collective posters appeared in peoples' homes, women's liberation offices, coffee shops, women's centers, women's health clinics, labor unions, and even on the set of a popular TV sitcom. All work was done in teams of 2-4 women led by an artist-designer. The Collective wanted a new feminist art that transcended the highly individualistic 'Great Men of Art' syndrome. Members would propose a poster idea and then recruit a team to actually produce it. This method incorporated the vision of the individual artist into the collective art process. Thousands of posters were distributed worldwide during the Collective's 13-year history from 1970-1983. Today some of their best efforts are considered classics of feminist poster art." (Estelle Carol, founding member, for more information about the Collective see the full article at this link: https://www.cwluherstory.org/cwlu-workgroups-articles/chicago-womens-graphics-collective?rq=graphics%20collective