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  • Catalogue Essay

    “Not to be shocking means to agree to be furniture” — Peter Saul

    Amboosh is arguably Peter Saul's greatest print, Angela Davis is not far behind. His virtuosity as a painter, draughtsman, and image-maker is immediately apparent. Seducing the viewer to look more and look longer. His virtuosity as a storyteller is deceptive.
    Which side is he on? Who’s story is he telling?

    Angela Davis - quite literally being crucified by the department of justice.

    We all cringe as our own and past histories confront us and scramble to self-censor before we forget these are artworks.

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Angela Davis

1972
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, the full sheet.
S. 35 x 30 in. (88.9 x 76.2 cm)
Signed and numbered 98/100 in pencil (there were also 5 artist's proofs), published by Landfall Press Inc., Chicago (with their inkstamp on the reverse), framed.

Estimate
$1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for $6,048

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020