- Artists Poster Committee 1984 [Irving Petlin; Jon Hendricks; Claes Oldenburg; Steve Posen; Mary Frank; Coosje van Bruggen; Susan Posen; Max Kozloff .]
We Begin Bombing in Five Minutes
Artists Poster Committee, 115 West Broadway, New York, N.Y. (115 W. Broadway), 1984, , , , Very Good /
"WE BEGIN BOMBING IN FIVE MINUTES." New York, N.Y. (115 W. Broadway): Artists Poster Committee, 1984. With Union burst. Poster, lithography on clay paper. [22½ x 35 inches], VG or better. Light rippling throughout. On the left, one clean tear of ~3 inches, may be mended. Some light chipping to ink at edges and similar light edge wear. Very Good. “On August 11, 1984, President Ronald Reagan was preparing for his weekly radio address on National Public Radio. During a soundcheck he said, 'My fellow Americans I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in ?ve minutes.’ The audio was subsequently leaked. Despite making a joke about nuclear genocide, Reagan was reelected by a landslide a few months later.”—Exhibition Annotation: Center for the Study of Political Graphics. Worldcat.org ?nds one copy at the University of Michigan and one at MoMA and none in trade.