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Poster - OF - Civic Forum. Unfortunately, our statutes don't know any other way to leave…
  • OF - Civic Forum. Unfortunately, our statutes don't know any other way to leave…
    Jiránek, Vladimír, born 1938
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OF - Civic Forum. Unfortunately, our statutes don't know any other way to leave…

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Czech Republic (designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1989 (designed and printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jiránek, Vladimír, born 1938 (designer)
    Štastný, Pavel, born 1965 (designer)
    Civic Forum (issued by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph in blue and red printed on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Zdenek Kavan

  • Museum number:

    E.16-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 79, box E

This satirical poster by cartoonist Vladimír Jiránek is his critical comment on the communists attempts to cling on to their positions after the ‘Velvet Revolution’ in Czechoslovakia. It depicts the people’s common wish to ‘kick them out’, starting at government level end ending with positions of authority held by the ‘nomenclature’ (the Communist Party elite) all around the country.

Designed, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia

Physical description

This satirical poster issued by Civic Forum and featuring its red and blue smiley face logo has been reproduced from a cartoon drawing depicting the demise of the communist government. Two departing officials, outlined in red, have a footprint on their behinds, having been literally kicked out of office; the handwritten legend, printed in blue, translates from the Czech as "Unfortunately, our rule book doesn't know of any other way to leave..." The red and blue inks together with the white paper symbolise the Czech national colours.

Place of Origin

Czech Republic (designed and printed)

Date

1989 (designed and printed)

Artist/maker

Jiránek, Vladimír, born 1938 (designer)
Štastný, Pavel, born 1965 (designer)
Civic Forum (issued by)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph in blue and red printed on paper

Dimensions

Height: 42.0 cm maximum, Width: 30.0 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Satirical political poster supporting Civic Forum, featuring a cartoon by Vladimír Jiránek, designed, published and printed in former Czechoslovakia, 1989.

Production Note

Designed, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia

Materials

Paper; Printing inks

Techniques

Offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Communism

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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