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'Bare Breasted Coyote Woman' [Original Art] [Women's Movement, Activism].

Trina Robbins. Unique. Trina Robbins painted 'Bare Breasted Coyote Woman' for Margo St. James and it comes from Margo's personal collection.
Margo St. James founded the organization C.O.Y.O.T.E. (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics). The bulk of COYOTE's records are archived at Harvard University [in the Schlesinger Library]. An American self-described prostitute and international activist on and for sex workers rights. Founder and headliner of the [in]famous "HOOKERS' MASQUERADE BALLS" in San Francisco. St. James ran for President of the United States, as a Republican, in 1980 and for San Francisco Board of County Supervisors in the late 1990s. She was married to Paul Avery (investigative journalist notably of Zodiac killer and Patti Hearst) until his death in 2000. She was instrumental in founding the St. James Infirmary, a medical and social service organization serving sex workers in San Francisco. A remarkable and powerful figure in the women's movement and sex workers' rights.
Trina Robbins "was an early and influential participant in the underground comix movement, and one of the first few female artists in that movement." A cartoonist and historian, Robbins has a long history of creating outlets for and promoting female comics artists. In 1969, she designed the costume for the character Vampirella for artist Frank Frazetta in Vampirella #1. More significantly, in the early 1980s, Robbins became the first woman to draw Wonder Woman comics. Near Fine. Light, even toning, else bright and clean. Original acrylic on stiff board; unframed. 14.75x13". Signed by the artist. Item #10410

Price: $5,500.00

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