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Soviet Slander: Propaganda Posters from the Soviet Union

CHICAGO — Judy A Saslow Gallery (300 W Superior Street, Suite 103) is presenting “Soviet Slander: Propaganda Posters from the Soviet Union” an exhibition of 22 rare and historic framed propaganda posters that poignantly showcase each artists’ hatred and scorn of Americans and Jews, opening Friday, Sept. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. and running through Saturday, Oct. 29. The works were acquired by Saslow directly on a trip to Moscow in 1984. Saslow was initially shocked by how starkly disturbing these works depicted their messages of intolerance, but also was intrigued by their artistry and historic significance.

“Direct, efficient, and often brutal, propaganda art wields great power and influence,” said Saslow. “Over the past two decades, we have witnessed sweeping changes in politics around the globe. Yesterday’s Soviet Prop Art is appreciated now as both historical documentation and disconcerting works of art.”

About Judy A Saslow Gallery

Judy A Saslow Gallery of Chicago proudly presents intuitive, outsider, self-taught, visionary, folk, ethnographic & contemporary. The Saslow Gallery has an international reputation for exhibiting the best in visionary artworks by extraordinary artists. In addition to outsider art, the Saslow Gallery has a stunning array of tribal, ethnographic artifacts and jewelry collected from all parts of the globe. While best known for European outsider art, Judy A Saslow Gallery is now including contemporary works by established and emerging artists.

The Judy A Saslow Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.to 5 p.m., and by appointment. The “Soviet Slander” opening night reception is Friday, Sept. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. and includes complimentary wine and snacks. The exhibition will be on display alongside a show of contemporary paintings by Daniel Kim and Rebecca Kinkead, until Saturday, Oct. 29. For more information, call (312) 943-0530, e-mail jsaslow@corecomm.net or visit www.jsaslowgallery.com.

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Misty Ericson
Misty Ericson holds a BA in English & Comparative Literature from San Jose State University, California, and an MA History of Art from University of Leeds, UK. In addition to her work on HerCircleEzine.com, which she founded in 2005, Misty enjoys painting in her studio and restoring her home in the English countryside.
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