Original Signed Ron Cobb Print Ltd Ed Underground Free Press Political Cartoon
Vintage original unframed 1967 Signed Ron Cobb Print Ltd Ed 17 x 17 (image itself about 14" by 14") printed by Sawyer press and depicting LBJ making his famous opening presidential "Mah Fellow Americans" speech (emphasizing his Texan drawl) with a sea of militaristic armed police in front of him. Johnson faced further troubles when summer riots broke out in most major cities in the late 1960's and crime rates soared, support for Johnson declined as the public became upset with both the Vietnam war and the growing violence at home. Ron Cobb has been described as the greatest political cartoonist of the twentieth century.
Artist: Ron Cobb
Medium: Thick Cardstock
Signed Bottom right: Ron Cobb in ink
Marked bottom Right: Ron Cobb
Marked botom Right: c 1967 All Rights Reserved
Limited edition no: 2 of 100
Provenance: Private Estate Sale of Art collector in Los Angeles
ABOUT RON COBB
Artist, writer, film designer and cartoonist Ron Cobb was born in 1937 in Los Angeles, California. Cobb began his career in the mid 50s as an inbetweener/breakdown artist on the classic Walt Disney animated feature "Sleeping Beauty." Ron was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1960 and served in the Signal Corps during the Vietnam war in 1963. Following his tour of duty Cobb became a political cartoonist for the L.A. Free Press, which lasted from 1965 to 1970. He designed the cover for the Jefferson Airplane album "After Bathing at Baxter's." In 1969 Ron designed the international symbol for Ecology. In 1972 he moved to Sydney, Australia. Among the films Cobb has made conceptual contributions to are "Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark,"" "Back to the Future," amongst many others.
For a decade between 1966-76, his political cartoons were the most brilliant graphic voice of america's new anti-establishment generation. From the Vietnam war to inner city race riots, from gun culture to the felling of ancient forests, Cobb covered it all. Then, suddenly, one sunny California day, the cartoons stopped.
This would make a great addition to your rare Ron Cobb print collection or political art collection.
Print measures 17.25" tall by 17.25" wide (image itself is about 14" by 14") and weighs 6.8oz.
This print is in good condition and has been well protected and wrapped. The edges of the card are a little uneven (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).
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