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Broadsides, postcards, and other printed paraphernalia.
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Bukowski's 'Men's Lib Poster'
Bukowski, Charles.
Men's Lib Poster.
Pearl, 1988.
11 x 17 inches.

A broadside featuring a drawing by Bukowski of his Little Man, cigarette in mouth, standing before a woman of gigantic proportions, who is seated in a chair, wearing a dress, stockings, high heels, and holding a lit cigarette.

The drawing includes the signature "Buk" and the caption, "MEN'S LIB POSTER."

A stamp in lower right corner reads: "Copyright © PEARL 1988."

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R. Crumb broadside of Charles Bukowski
Crumb, Robert.
Charles Bukowski.
Water Row Press, distributor.
Sudbury MA, 1986.
12 x 18 inches.

A broadside drawn by R. Crumb that features Bukowski wearing a wide-striped blazer and paisley tie with a flower pinned to his lapel. In the portrait, Bukowski gestures confidently to the viewer with two fingers of his right hand. The caption, in hand-drawn script, reads: "A man who can beat the horses can do anything he makes up his mind to do", followed by Bukowski's initials, "C.B."

A stamp in lower right corner reads: "ARTWORK COPYRIGHT 1988 R. CRUMB / DISTRIBUTED BY WATER ROW PRESS / PO BOX SUDBURY MA 01776

A limited edition broadside included this additional text, followed by a hand-written number:

"Published in / July 86 by Water Row / Press, Sudbury, Massachussetts / in a limited edition of 300 numbered copies, / the first 50 of which are signed by Charles Bukowski / and R. Crumb. Printed by John P. Lathourakis at Tabula / Rasa Press, Morro Bay, California. Portrait of / Bukowski copyright 1986 R. Crumb. / This is copy number"