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A print on off-white paper in black ink of the U.S. flag with figures imposed.

The shows a number of figures against a background of black and white stripes with a double-row of white stars in the lower right corner. In the lower left corner is a white round with a band of stars along the bottom and the words E Pluribus Unum along the top, in center is a head in the profile with a band across the hair with word Liberty, to one side is the word Napalm. To the right is an eagle with wings outspread and the word war in its talons. In the upper right is a male figure wearing a top hat banded with white stars, the right hand is outstretched the forefinger pointing at the viewer. The words Great Society are in a white stripe across the picture plane.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
M15035
People
P. C. Madsen Conant, American (Boston, MA born 1939)
Title
The Fifteen Days of May: The Great Society
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: 25 Prints for Artists Against Racism and the War
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1968
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/251014

Physical Descriptions

Technique
Gypsograph

Provenance

Recorded Ownership History
[Impressions Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts], gift; to Fogg Art Museum, March 25, 1971.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Impressions Workshop
Accession Year
1971
Object Number
M15035
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

  • Makeda Best, "Twenty-five prints for artists against racism and the war, 1968", Art in Print (Chicago, 2014), Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 15-19, p. 18, ill.

Exhibition History

  • 32Q: 1100 60’s Experiment, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/10/2019 - 10/08/2019

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