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    The Air Pirates - Original Art Illustration, "Air Pirates Defense Fund" (early-70s). For those not quite "in the know" the Air Pirates really helped to set the stage for the parody laws we have today. Thanks to their talent, twisted sense of humor, and willingness to parody Disney in ways that would make Walt blush they became icons of the underground when they were sued by the Disney corporation. During the lawsuit the Pirates, Dan O'Neill, Bobby London, Shary Flenniken, and Gary Hallgren would appear at shows doing sketches to raise money for their defense. They formed the Air Pirates Defense Fund to solicit donations from like minded folks as well. This is the original hand drawn sign for the Air Pirates Defense Fund. On heavy board in pen all the pirates have added their talents to this one of a kind piece. Check out the characters running from Hallgren's mouse with fangs! There is some corner damage, from use in the 70s, and one or two light water stains. Still this is a very unique piece that would be the center of any underground art collection. Overall size of this piece is 20" x 30".

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    February, 2004
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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