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Para Acabar Con Los Fusiles, Se Debe Empuñar El Fusil (To put an end to guns, One must take up the gun)

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Mexico (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    C.N.H. (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    linocut

  • 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.1522-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

This Mexican student protest poster attacks hawkish, or pro-war American policies. Though simply rendered, the poster is an indictment against political action that uses violent means purportedly with the aim of achieving peace.

Physical description

Bayonet imprinted with "U.S.A." spearing the white dove of peace. Text below. Black ink on newsprint.

Place of Origin

Mexico (made)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

C.N.H. (artist)

Materials and Techniques

linocut

Marks and inscriptions

PARA ACABAR CON LOS FUSILES, SE DEBE EMPUÑAR EL FUSIL
from the Spanish: To put an end to guns (to do away with guns), one must take up the gun

Dimensions

Height: 47.4 cm at highest point, given rips and tears, Width: 34.9 cm at widest point, given rips and tears

Descriptive line

Mexican student protest poster. "To put an end to guns..." Mexico, 1968. C.N.H.

Production Note

likely made by a Mexican student to protest American (and like-minded Mexican) policies

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Linocut

Subjects depicted

Bayonet; Politics; Dove; Propaganda; Violence; Foreign policy

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters; Olympics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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