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Sixth Annual Fourth of July Smoke-In

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1975 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bramley, P. (artist)
    Yippie (Youth International Party) (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.326-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 60, box E

Abbie Hoffman (1936-1989), Jerry Rubin (1938-1994) and Paul Krassner (born 1932) co-founded the Yippies (Youth International Party) in 1967 with the aim of defending civil liberties while promoting alternative values. They modelled their group loosely on the aims of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which promoted equal rights and peace. Yippie activism involved promoting counter-culture movements, including drug use.
The illustrator Bramley's style appropriates that of the counter-culture comics characters the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, created by Gilbert Shelton in 1968.

Physical description

Full colour illustration of cartoon characters (Smokey the Bear, a pioneer (Daniel Boone?), and American forefathers Thomas Jefferson and George Washington) getting high on marijuana.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1975 (made)

Artist/maker

Bramley, P. (artist)
Yippie (Youth International Party) (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Presented by the / Mother Love Tribe/ &/ Youth International Party/ Yippie!
lower left, black on khaki

Bring smoke, music & friends/ HIGH NOON at the Ellipse/ Between the/ Washington Monument & White House
lower centre

Yippie!/ Box 392, Canal St. Station/ New York City/ 10013/ (212) 242-3888
lower right corner, black on khaki

Dimensions

Height: 55.8 cm, Width: 43.1 cm

Descriptive line

"Sixth Annual Fourth of July Smoke-In" pro-marijuana poster by P. Bramley, published by Yippie. United States, 1975.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Marijuana; Cartoons; Counter-culture

Categories

Prints; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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