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Poster - ¡Alto! Asesinos Así No Se Gobierna (Stop! Murderers This Isn't the Way to Govern)
  • ¡Alto! Asesinos Así No Se Gobierna (Stop! Murderers This Isn't the Way to Govern)
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¡Alto! Asesinos Así No Se Gobierna (Stop! Murderers This Isn't the Way to Govern)

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Mexico (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper and ink

  • 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.1516-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Paintings, room 88a, case East Wall

  • Image in copyright

This poster could have been made following the Tlatelolco student massacre on 2 October 1968. The surrendering figure whose arms are stretched above his head, is clearly a student: he carries a book in one hand. The student is outnumbered by a disembodied threat: the weapons take aim at him without being held by visible opponents. The bazooka and rifle represent the military threat protesting students faced, while the club signifies the police they encountered. The three weapons combined point to the larger threat posed by the Mexican government as a whole that wished to silence the protesting students.

Physical description

Three weapons - a military bazooka, a rifle and a police club - aimed at a surrendering student whose arms are raised above his head , a book in one hand.

Place of Origin

Mexico (made)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Paper and ink

Marks and inscriptions

¡ALTO! ASESINOS/ ASÍ/ NO SE GOBIERNA from the Spanish: Stop! Murderers This Isn't the Way to Govern

Dimensions

Height: 20.5 cm, Width: 27.9 cm

Descriptive line

Poster, '¡Alto! Asesinos Así No Se Gobierna' (Stop! Murderers this isn't the Way to Govern), anti-government protest poster; Mexico, 1968

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Screenprint

Subjects depicted

Propaganda; Book; Politics; Mexico; Protest; Violence; Club; Government; Bayonet; Student; Bazooka

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection code

PDP

Qr_O102120
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