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Poster - Shameful Brand of American "Democracy"
  • Shameful Brand of American "Democracy"
    Koretsky, Viktor Borisovitch, born 1909
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Shameful Brand of American "Democracy"

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (made)

  • Date:

    1963 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Koretsky, Viktor Borisovitch, born 1909 (artist)
    Izogiz (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour photolithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:

    E.1739-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR22

Viktor Koretsky had been active as a poster designer and graphic artist from the 1930s and was among the artists honoured with state prizes by the Soviet government in 1942 in recognition of their contribution to the war effort. This Cold War critique of American racism, illustrating the face of the Statue of Liberty disfigured by a lynching scene, evokes the documentary impact of photomontage used in his earlier compositions.

Physical description

Statue of Liberty disfigured by a lynching scene

Place of Origin

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (made)

Date

1963 (made)

Artist/maker

Koretsky, Viktor Borisovitch, born 1909 (artist)
Izogiz (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour photolithograph

Dimensions

Height: 84.1 cm, Width: 59 cm

Descriptive line

Shameful Brand of American "Democracy" by Koretsky, published by Izogiz. USSR, 1963.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Photolithography

Subjects depicted

Lynching; Violence; Racism; Propaganda; Statue of Liberty

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Politics; Black History; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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