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Alexander Calder, McGovern for McGovernment (B & W), 1972
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McGovern for McGovernment, 1972
Lithograph on wove paper
Pencil signed and numbered 194/200 on the front
In 1972, Alexander Calder was commissioned by the Democratic National Committee to create a series of prints as a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern. This is one of them. Calder was fiercely opposed to the Vietnam War, so like many artists, he supported the Quixotic, but ultimately doomed Presidential candidacy of the ultra-liberal George McGovern. Indeed, despite Calder's best artistic efforts, Richard Nixon went on to win the election in a landslide. By August 1972, Richard Nixon would end up resigning the US Presidency in in disgrace. This is a historic print and McGovern's liberal, anti-war message resonates with Americans to this very day. Pencil signed and numbered by Calder.
Bibliography: George McGovern & the Democratic Insurgents: The Best Campaign and Political Posters of the Last Fifty Years (University of Nebraska Press), Hal Elliot Wert
43.5 x 34 x 1 inch
32 x 23 inches
Not examined outside of vintage frame but it appears very good within the frame. (Frame is vintage 1970s)