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VÁCLAV HAVEL

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Date:

    1989 (Printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph printed in blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Zdenek Kavan

  • Museum number:

    E.21-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y79, shelf E

This poster promotes Václav Havel in the campaign for the presidential elections following the Velvet Revolution and the fall of the communist government. The photographic image shows him addressing the crowds and the text summarises his career and achievements. He became President of Czechoslovakia on 29 December 1989.

Physical description

Poster promoting Václav Havel's presidential candidacy, with text summarising his career and achievements beside a smiling photographic image of him speaking into a microphone.

Date

1989 (Printed and published)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph printed in blue

Dimensions

Height: 29.7 cm maximum, Width: 42.2 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Anonymous poster promoting Václav Havel for President, designed, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia, 1989.

Production Note

Attribution note: Print run unknown
Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Presidential elections; Ideology; Freedom; Revolution; Democracy; Politics

Categories

Portraits; Politics; Propaganda

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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