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Central Nacional de Estudiantes Democraticos

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Mexico (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Central Nacional de Estudiantes Democraticos (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Line block print

  • 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.1524-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 1B, shelf LS4

Just as in Paris, France in 1968, students in Mexico rose up in protest against their government's political and social policies. The Mexican student uprising was remorselessly stopped under orders by President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. This poster's background of French and Spanish newspaper clippings makes clear the spirit of protest that linked the Parisian and Mexican students.

Physical description

French and Spanish language newspaper clippings montage with photojournalist image of army soldiers attacking an arrested man with the butt of a shotgun. Printed in blue and white.

Place of Origin

Mexico (made)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

Central Nacional de Estudiantes Democraticos (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Line block print

Marks and inscriptions

El Comité Ejecutivo Nacional de la / CENTRAL NACIONAL DE ESTUDIANTES/ DEMOCRATICOS
from the Spanish: the National Executive Committee of the National Headquarters of Democratic Students
lower right corner

Central Nacional de estudiantes democraticos
National Headquarters of Democratic Students
top right centre

"LUCHAR MIENTRAS SE ESTUDIA" / MANIFESTO
from the Spanish: Struggle [fight/ protest] as long as you study

A/ LUCHAR/ POR LA [star-shape] DEMOCRACIA / CESE INMEDIATO A LA REPRESION. / LIBERTAD A LOS PRESOS / POLITICOS. / DEROGACION DEL ART. 145
Struggle for democracy. Immediate ceasing of repression. Freedom for the politcal prisoners.

Dimensions

Height: 34 cm, Width: 46.6 cm

Descriptive line

Student protest poster issued by the Central Nacional de Estudiantes Democraticos, Mexico, 1968

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Line block printing

Subjects depicted

Army; Propaganda; Politics; Students; Violence; Freedom; Protest; Democracy

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters; Olympics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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