Item #10292321 Moratorium. Jasper Johns.

Moratorium

New York: Leo Castelli/Committee Against the War in Vietnam, 1969. Softcover. 22 1/2" x 29." Four color offset lithograph poster. Commissioned by Leo Castelli. Published by the Committee Against the War in Vietnam. This work remains one of the most captivating and powerful images of the anti-Vietnam war movement. The image was commissioned to commemorate the anti-war Moratorium Marches that occurred in the fall of 1969 throughout the US. This work symbolizes the horrors of the Vietnam war; from the Agent Orange-esque coloring of the stars, to the deathly green Army camouflage of the stripes, to the singular white bullet hole in the center. Initially a patriotic image, this work subverts the power of the American government and encapsulates the political feelings of the time. Additionally, this work shows Jasper JohnÕs fixture and exploration of optical illusions. By focusing on the center white dot for 60 seconds and then looking away at a blank white wall, the viewer should see the familiar color scheme of the American flag. An unrestored poster with light signs of use including. The poster is not linen backed and will be shipped rolled to the buyer. Very Good with a few pinholes and very small stains. Item #10292321

Price: $750.00

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