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George 8x Stewart Poster of Harry Belafonte 1971 Political Poster Black Power Civil Rights Artist Washington DC

George 8x Stewart an African American Muslim artist who spent the majority of his time in Washington DC. He was arrested and placed in prison for  drugs, his addiction forced him to spend many years of his life incarcerated and not treated, a all too common practice of the United States! 

After his release he devoted his attentions to drawing, which he learned he had a natural talent for while in prison, very fortunate he did see his potential and self worth, his art of realism and protest subject has made a body of work that is impressive and inspirational as well as a piece of American History. 
His subject was mostly protest figures and role models for the time as well as himself, his art is a reflection of the times and of a journey many African Americans took as times were changing but not always for the better. Oppression and persecution of many young men and women was a horror that many people dont want to remember. 

In this next group of postings, I have had a great opportunity to work with my client who recently acquired, preserved is a better adjective given the subject matter, posts of George 8x Stewart. I will be posting in a block the posters available by this amazing and culturally important artist of the late 60s-early 70's DC Political Climate.

Title: “Harry Belafonte” titled on bottom in plate
Signed in paste lower right in plate. Printed on heavy paper 
Dated on lower left 1971 with reply address of E. B. Wash Art Gallery 3220 Georgia Ave. NW Washington DC 20010

Harry Belafonte has been an advocate for political and humanitarian causes, such as the Anti-Apartheid Movement and USA for Africa and during the 50's and 60's he was very close to Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement. A person who stood up for his belief and worked tirelessly for others as well as a long and an amazing recording career. 

Size: 22 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches
Condition: very fine, almost perfect. Top left has light wrinkle at the edge and the bottom left has a faint and small edge bend. 

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