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The desires of madmen became widespread<br>British Persian Anti-German WW2

The desires of madmen became widespread
British Persian Anti-German WW2

  • ca 1943
  • KEM (Kimon Evan Marengo)
  • 9 x 13 inches (22 x 33 cm)
    $1,400
  • Unbacked

    This poster is currently unbacked. At check out, you will be given the opportunity to add backing which would cost $65 and take approximately 4 weeks.

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and give support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself. Backing is what we recommend for framing, and for any poster needing restoration.

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  • Hitler as Zahhāk and Göring find their pleasure only in torturing and killing. The iconography follows a later episode of the Shahname, the execution of the socialist and anti-clerical Mazdak and his disciples.

    The law of the wise became hidden, and the desires of madmen became widespread; the hand of the government grew long in evil purpose, goodness was only heard of in secret.

    Hitler takes the shape of the evil ruler Zahhāk, from whose shoulders two snakes (Mussolini and Tojo) hiss.

    Published by the British Ministry of Information for use, during the 1943 Teheran Conference, where Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met in Iran.

    Extremely rare poster, we are proud to offer a complete set of all 5 posters from the set. Please note small tape stain top center.
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