BENEFIT ART SALE

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# 25 Seth Tobocman

Eleanor Bumpurs ()

Silk-Screen on handmade paper. Signed and donated by the artist.
Purchase Price $125

# 26 Kyle Goen

Fred Hampton (Double Image) (2013)
25" x 19"

Two-color screen print on French paper. Limited edition of 30, donated and signed by artist Kyle Goen. Condition excellent.
Purchase Price $300

# 27 Robbie Conal

Contra Cocaine (1988)
31" x 23"

Portrait of Oliver North. Robbie Conal has been creating provocative posters since the 80s. His Contra Cocaine image first appeared as a poster on the streets of LA, New York City in the Spring 1988. Condition: very good.
Purchase Price $400

# 28 Kyle Goen

Gaza (2014)

Silk-screen poster on heavy card stock, signed and donated by the artist. Condition: excellent.
Purchase Price $40

# 29 Sue Coe / Refuse & Resist!

All Power's Eve (1996)
22" x 17"

Poster for Refuse & Resist! Concert featuring Arsonists, Danny Hoch, Non-Phixion, Tracey Morris, on Halloween 1996 at the Knitting Factory, NYC. Condition excellent.
Purchase Price $40

# 30 Unknown

Original Kente Cloth from Ghana (1915-20)
60" x 100"

60" x 100" - Rare Kente Cloth from the original Kente weavers, made in Ghana, 1915-20. All cotton (rayon was introduced after World War 2). This very long piece was used as a garment for man. Contributed to Revolution Books by anonymous donor. Condition: excellent.
Purchase Price $1,500

# 31 Unknown African artist

Wooden mask on wooden and metal stand, Gabon (Circa 1950-60)
12" x 6.5" with stand

Created by Punu master carver. Mounted on wooden and metal stand. This type of carving was typically created to mark the birth of a baby, or when a member of the family died. Often the mask was carved in the likeness of family member. The mask was worn in a ceremonial dance, attached by raffia.
Purchase Price $3,000

# 32 Unknown African artist

Wooden carving of a young woman, Ivory Coast (circa 1970)
12" x 4.5"

Wooden carving created by master carver from Atsei tribe. Wooden carving of young woman, with beads at waist. Used in initiation ceremony for young woman going from puberty to adult. The figure's arms move forward and back. The beads around her waist indicate pregnancy; white and yellow colors signify victory over death.
Purchase Price $1,500

# 33 Unknown African artist

Wooden carving - double face, Congo (circa 1960)
20" x 5"

Wooden carving with brass & copper, plus raffia, by Bakota master carver. The double face indicates driving away evil spirits and inviting in good spirits. Traditionally, every family had a special place where this kind of carving would be stored. Only the head of the family could touch these objects.
Purchase Price $3,500

# 34 Unknown African artist

Wooden mask, Congo (circa 1935)
9" x 4.5"

Wooden mask, created by Chokwe master carver. Often when a family member died, a wooden replica of their likeness was made. To do this, the carver would go see the deceased lying in state, or they would carve the mask from descriptions of the person by family members who would later critique the work.
Purchase Price $1,500

# 35 Unknown African artist

Wooden mask, Ivory Coast (Circa 1940s SOLD)
12" x 6"

Wooden mask, created by Guoro master carver. Often when a family member died, a wooden replica of their likeness was made. To do this, the carver would go see the deceased lying in state, or they would carve the mask from descriptions of the person by family members who would later critique the work.
Purchase Price $2,500

# 36 Unknown African artist

Wooden carving, man. Ivory Coast (Circa 1940s)
23" x 5"

Wooden carving, statue of a man stroking his beard, by Baule master carver. This kind of carving would be made when head of family dies and a successor is being chosen. The beard denotes that to become a chief or king, the man traditionally must have hair on his face.
Purchase Price $4,000

# 37 Unknown African artist

Wooden carving with brass + copper, on stand, Congo (Circa 1940s)
20" x 6.5" with stand

Wooden carving with brass + copper (on wooden + metal stand), created by a Lega master carver. Traditionally, the night before a battle, warriors would use a carving like this one in a dance ceremony aimed at coming up with a strategy to defeat their enemies.
Purchase Price $3,500

# 38 Unknown African artist

Bark basket with wooden carving, Gabon (Circa 1940s)
15" x 6"

"Treasure box" made from bark, with wooden carving of figure on top, plus colored beads. Created by Fang master craftsman. The box opens; inside of it families placed beads, ornaments, precious things including hair and nails from head of family.
Purchase Price $5,000

# 39 Unknown Chinese artist

Peasants Siezing Harvest (1975)
30 x 19.5 inches

"Peasants seizing harvest", 1975, rare poster created during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, depicts peasants seizing the harvest of a landlord in early 1900s. Poster is still in shrink wrap with cardboard backing (not attached). That's why photo shows reflection. Condition: very good
Purchase Price $75

# 40 Liu Chunhua

Chairman Mao en Route to Anyuan (1968)
21.5 x 15 inches

Rare original poster from the Great Cultural Proletarian Revolution in China. This was one of the most important and popular posters created from an oil painting by Liu Chunhua. It presents a critical moment in Chinese Communist Party history: 1922, Mao Tsetung on his way to the coal mines of Anyuan, Jiangxi province in south-central China. Mao was instrumental in organizing a strike of 13,000 Anyuan miners and railway workers, many of whom enlisted as soldiers in the Red Army. Condition: very good
Purchase Price $350

# 41 Lucio Pozzo

They Kill Writers (1998)
24"H x 16"W

Poster created for "speak truth to power" poster series, a project of the Artists Network of Refuse & Resist! This series was part of the movement to stop the execution of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Rare poster. Condition: very good.
Purchase Price $100

# 42 Unknown Chinese artist

Mao Tsetung (Early 70s)
31"H x 20"W

"Mao Tsetung" tapestry (double-sided). Created during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, early 70s. Condition: excellent
Purchase Price $80

# 43 Faith Ringgold

Save Our Children in Atlanta (1980)
20"H x 14"W

Poster donated to Revolution Books by the artist Faith Ringgold, who created it during the Atlanta Child Murders-- a series of murders committed in Atlanta, Georgia from the summer of 1979 until the spring of 1981. Over the 2-year period, at least 28 African-American children, adolescents and adults were killed.
Purchase Price $700