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Uproot!

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Moscow (made)

  • Date:

    1978 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smirnov, I. (artist)
    Galkin, A. (editor)
    Nemirov, U. (editor)
    Popov, I. (editors)
    Order of Babour Red Banner Kalinin Publishing House (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour offset lithograph

  • 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.1208-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR13

This Soviet or "Red" propaganda poster calls for total disarmament by capitalist countries. This poster depicts a United States B-1 Air Force bomber gripped within a gargantuan blue fist. The bomber sprouts tree-like roots in the shapes of US dollar- and UK pound-signs, suggesting that capitalism provides the "roots" of militarism. The use of these two currency symbols particularly singles out the rampant militarism of the United States and Great Britain.

Physical description

Rocket bears tree-like roots that form currency symbols $ and £.

Place of Origin

Moscow (made)

Date

1978 (made)

Artist/maker

Smirnov, I. (artist)
Galkin, A. (editor)
Nemirov, U. (editor)
Popov, I. (editors)
Order of Babour Red Banner Kalinin Publishing House (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Uproot!/ Total disarmament

Price - 10 Kopeck

Dimensions

Height: 87.3 cm, Width: 56.8 cm

Descriptive line

Soviet propaganda poster - blue fist grabbing US B-1 rocket. Moscow. USSR, 1978.

Production Note

Ready for printing 1/VIII - 1977

Attribution note: 20, 000 impressions in the tirage

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Capitalism; Currency; Militarism; Globe; Politics; Propaganda

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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