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Chile Resists

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (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:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR25

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

United Kingdom (made)


ca. 1976 (made)


The Poster Collective (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint


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.

Exhibition History

Propaganda Posters from the Schreyer Collection (Henry Cole Wing, Level 3 05/12/2002-23/03/2003)


Paper; Ink



Subjects depicted

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


Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection code


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