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Chile Resists

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1976 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    The Poster Collective (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint

  • 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.1710-2004

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In 1973, with US backing, General Pinochet led a military coup which overthrew the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende. Pinochet's dictatorship (1973-1990) has been widely condemned over human rights abuses. At the time left wing protest groups in many countries championed the cause of the 'Chilean people' versus the right-wing military junta. The placard in this poster reads 'on these hereditary lands we say no to exploitation.' The bold mask-like faces and the screenprint technique show the influence of Cuban revolutionary posters.

Physical description

Bold mask-like faces screenprinted onto paper

Place of Origin

UK (made)

Date

ca. 1976 (made)

Artist/maker

The Poster Collective (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint

Dimensions

Height: 749 mm, Width: 497 mm

Descriptive line

Poster protesting the political regime in Chile, printed by the Poster Collective, Tolmers Square. UK, ca. 1976.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Techniques

Screenprinting

Subjects depicted

Allende, Salvador; Chile; United Kingdom; Politics; Protest; Propaganda; Communism; Militarism

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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