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November 17, 1989 - National Street in Prague.

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Czech Republic (photographed)
    Czech Republic (designed and printed)

  • Date:

    1989 (photographed)
    1989 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Slavík, Herbert, born 1961 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph printed on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Zdenek Kavan

  • Museum number:

    E.29-1991

  • Gallery location:

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

Designed, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia

Physical description

Poster publicising police violence against people participating in street demonstrations through an image reproduced from an enlarged photograph showing two riot police wearing white helmets and carrying batons. They are manhandling an injured man who shows evidence of a head injury.

Place of Origin

Czech Republic (photographed)
Czech Republic (designed and printed)

Date

1989 (photographed)
1989 (printed)

Artist/maker

Slavík, Herbert, born 1961 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph printed on paper

Dimensions

Height: 42.0 cm maximum, Width: 30.1 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Poster presenting the enlarged detail of a head injury, taken from a photograph of riot police restraining a demonstrator, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia, 1989.

Production Note

Designed, printed and published in former Czechoslovakia

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Communism; Truncheons; Protest; Injury; Authority; Revolution; Riot police; Ideology; Helmets; Power; People; Suppression; Weapons and ammunition; Wound; Violence

Categories

Politics; Propaganda; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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