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Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975).
"Again." Offset-Lithograph, c.1942. Paper size 40 1/4 x 47" (102.2 x 119.4 cm).
Title printed in the in lower margin. Additional text reads, "Painted by the Distinguished American Artist, Thomas Benton" and "Litho. in U.S.A."
Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Thomas Hart Benton, like so many Americans, was stirred into action. He created a number of propaganda posters to further stir the masses. In this particular example the Axis Powers - Germany, Italy and Japan - are seen murdering Jesus Christ while he lay on the cross. The soldiers on the ground stab him with their long lances, while a fighter plane unleashes a barrage from above. Surrounding them is a ravaged landscape.
Good condition and color, has a few fold lines, as is typical. Linen backed.