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DANNY LYON (B. 1942)
DANNY LYON (B. 1942)
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DANNY LYON (B. 1942)

Bob Dylan behind the SNCC office, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963, accompanied by three Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) posters

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DANNY LYON (B. 1942)
Bob Dylan behind the SNCC office, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963, accompanied by three Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) posters
Bob Dylan behind the SNCC office, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963
gelatin silver print
signed, titled, and dated in pencil, dated in pencil in artist's Bleak Beauty credit stamp (verso)
image: 12 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (32 x 22 cm.)

SNCC Posters
Now, 1963; One Man, One Vote, 1963; and Bleak Beauty Presents the Films of Danny Lyon, 1979
each signed and dated in ink (recto)
image/sheet sizes ranging from 22 x 14 in. (56 x 36 cm.) to 27 x 16 in. (39 x 40.5 cm.)

Provenance
Courtesy of the artist.

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Lot Essay

In 1962, twenty-year-old Danny Lyon traveled to Cairo, Illinois, to capture the desegregation movement. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) had been founded two years prior but was still largely unknown. Centered on advancing racial equality, SNCC's mission deeply resonated with the young photographer. Subsequently, Lyon's photographs of the movement formed its defining visuals, increasing the group's visibility and helping promulgate en masse its purpose and accomplishments.

Signed SNCC posters in good condition are exceedingly rare. The posters offered in the current lot come from the artist's personal collection, adding to their exceptional status.

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