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Item # 703394

September 21, 1967

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York City, Sept. 21, 1967

* French artist & writer Tom Ungerer
* Black Power/White Power racial illustration
* Paul Thek's "Dead Hippie" sculpture


The front page has Tomi Ungerer's racist illustration titled: "Black Power/White Power" (see image)
source: Poster Auctions International, Inc.: “Black Power/White Power” is an intentionally uncomfortable design that zeroes in on American racial conflicts of the 1960s—but, as we’ve all realized this past year, those issues are far from resolved. This poster is perhaps more relevant than ever, but Ungerer never could have imagined that when he designed this in 1967. The image is “Ungerer’s graphic response to racial injustice. Now an icon of political posters, this inflammatory image targets not simply racism against African Americans, but extremism on both sides.
Also on the front page is a photo of Paul Thek with his notorious sculpture: "The Dead Hippie" (see image)
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 48 pages, tabloid size, one fold along the center, nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century