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Maker: Peace Press; Rick Davidson; Richard Mackson
Date Made: 1975
Place Made: North America: United States; California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 56 cm x 43.2 cm; 22 1/16 in x 17 in
Main Subject: Housing; Venice, California (North America: United States of America)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Defend Venice Printed by Peace Press Photo By: Richard Mackson the free venice resistance
Acquisition Number: 2003-170
This poster was part of "Free Venice," a group of anti-war and anti-development activists who were engaged in an ongoing struggle to preserve the Venice Community from 1967 to 1987. This particular poster focuses on an old tree that would have been destroyed by a developer, and symbolizes the efforts of "Free Venice" to protect the whole community.
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This poster was made by members of "Free Venice Resistance," a group of anti war and anti development activists who were engaged in an ongoing struggle to preserve the Venice community from 1967 to 1987. This particular poster focuses on a rare Monterey Cyprus that only grows in two places in the world, and would have been destroyed by a developer. It became a symbol of the efforts of "Free Venice” to protect the whole community. Fifty-seven police confronted three activists who were trying to save the cypress, and charged them with assault and battery and resisting arrest. This poster was sold to raise funds for their defense.