ASPEN WALL POSTER #5. "hunter s thompson / sheriff / aspen colorado 1970 " Hunter S. Thompson, Thomas W. Benton III.

ASPEN WALL POSTER #5. "hunter s thompson / sheriff / aspen colorado 1970 "

Aspen: Thomas W Benton, 1970. Thomas W Benton. First edition. Single sheet. A vintage poster from 1970 when Thompson ran for sheriff of Aspen, Colorado. Measures 22 x 15 inches, framed under glass. Overall measurement: 18 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches. Black frame. (shipped at cost). The Dr. of Gonzo, Thompson cut his political teeth (and style) by running for the office of Sheriff in Pitkin County, Colorado in 1970. At the time Thompson was known for his books Hell's Angels, and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas. What he learned from his campaign for sheriff was very useful when writing his third book, a non-fiction work titled Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72. This book documented the 1972 Presidential election between the incumbent Republican Richard Nixon against the Democratic senator from South Dakota George McGoven. Thompson also learned the craft of political advertising with his friend, activist and artist, Thomas W. Benton III. Of course the main lesson learned was: "a picture is worth a thousand words", especially when Thompson teamed up with the English artist Ralph Steadman. Fine. Item #14336

Price: $7,500.00