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Frank Cieciorka. With liberty and justice for all / c. 1967.

Offset lithography in back ink on paper, 448 x 448 mm, description by OMCA COLLECTIONS (Oakland Museum of California):

The top edge of the poster has a stylized drawing of an eagle. Below, the poster has a drawing with eight male police officers and two female figures: one with the crown and torch of the Statue of Liberty, the other holding scales and wearing a blindfold in the style of personifications of justice. In the foreground of the drawing, one of the police officers is holding the liberty figure on the ground and raping her while a second officer holds one of her legs. In the background, the justice figure is being held up and raped by two officers. The rest of the police officers look at this scene and laugh or pat one another on the back. The bottom of the drawing is bordered by a semicircle of text that reads: “…WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.” […] This provocative poster was described at a 1968 House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) hearing as “one of the most vile, obscene pieces of literature that I have seen disseminated in San Francisco” by San Francisco Examiner reporter Edward S. Montgomery.


Frank Cieciorka (American, 1939 – 2008) – artist.

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