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Poster - La Constitucion de los Pueblos no se obtiene con dinero si no luchando (The People's Constitution cannot be upheld through money, but struggle)
  • La Constitucion de los Pueblos no se obtiene con dinero si no luchando (The People's Constitution cannot be upheld through money, but struggle)
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La Constitucion de los Pueblos no se obtiene con dinero si no luchando (The People's Constitution cannot be upheld through money, but struggle)

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Mexico (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    black ink linocut on newsprint

  • 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.1521-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

This is a Mexican student protest poster attacking greedy capitalist values in Mexico and America. Though simply rendered, this graphic is an indictment against government social policies that put profit before the value of human lives. The slogan on the poster is a rallying cry for the Mexican people to join forces in the struggle against self-serving greed.

Physical description

Obese figure with bulbous nose holding out a sack of money bearing the US Dollar sign, $, printed in reverse. A small kite-like banner bearing the likeness of Mahatma Gandhi waves in the foreground. A second figure wearing a straw hat occupies the background.

Place of Origin

Mexico (made)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

black ink linocut on newsprint

Marks and inscriptions

LA CONSTITUCION DE-L-OS-PUEBLOS NO/ SE OBTIENE CON DINERO-SI-NO/ LUCHANDO
from the Spanish: The People's Constitution cannot be upheld through money, but struggle.

$
printed in reverse

Dimensions

Height: 33.1 cm, Width: 21.4 cm

Descriptive line

Student protest poster, image of hand holding large bag of American dollars. Mexico, 1968.

Production Note

made as part of the movement of protesting Mexican students, 1968

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Linocut

Subjects depicted

Money; Greed; Propaganda; Protest; Politics

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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