Item #40389 Oz Obscenity Trial. Feliks TOPOLSKI.


Oz Obscenity Trial.

London: Big O Posters Ltd., nd. (c. 1971). Offset litho colour poster. 83.5x59.7cm.

Reproduces Topolski’s expressionist charcoal portraits of the three Oz defendants at the Old Bailey, along with the prosecution and defence lawyers, the gallery, a long-haired witness, and Judge Michael Argyle, who is seen examining images of the priapic Rupert Bear from the pages of the Schoolkids issue through a magnifying glass.

Topolski, a former war artist who recorded the Nuremberg trials, was called to court as a special witness and defended the sexualised Rupert as “a great invention” of satire.

A little superficial creasing, o/w Near Fine.