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Poster - Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt commemoration
  • Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt commemoration
    Institute for Policy Studies
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Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt commemoration

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1976 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Institute for Policy Studies (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printing

  • 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.331-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 60, box E

In 1963, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) was established in Washington, D.C. as a progressive think tank aiming to promote a range of ethical, environmental and human rights issues. The Institute, for example, vocally supported the Civil Rights and Women's movements (1960s and 1970s) and opposed General Augusto Pinochet's military coup in Chile (1973).
Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt were murdered on Washington D.C.'s Massachussets Avenue on September 21, 1976 - allegedly by agents of the Chilean dictator. Letelier was a former Chilean ambassador and an outspoken critic of Pinochet. Karpen Moffitt was a peace activist who worked for the organisation. The two figures have since become symbols for the IPS mission to promote peace and justice.

Physical description

Poster commemorating Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, with their photographs.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1976 (made)

Artist/maker

Institute for Policy Studies (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

printing

Dimensions

Height: 57.3 cm, Width: 44.1 cm

Descriptive line

Poster commemorating Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, with their photographs. Institute for Policy Studies. USA, 1976.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Justice; Portrait; Policy; Peace; Violence; Propaganda; Human rights; Murder; Politics

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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