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La Guerra es un gran negocio

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Mexico (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Guerrero Garro, Francisco (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    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.210-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR6

Physical description

Poster, lithograph, line 'drawing' of a soldier's head and shoulders, in profile. His equipment, uniform and apparatus give him an unhuman, almost monstrous, appearance. Above him are the words, 'La Guerra es un Gran Negocio.', in a semi-circle at the top of the sheet, and below this, 'Inverta a sus Hijos'. In the semi-circle formed by these slogans, is a heraldic eagle with wings outstretched, clutching a rifle in one claw and a missile in the other.

Place of Origin

Mexico (made)

Date

ca. 1972 (made)

Artist/maker

Guerrero Garro, Francisco (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

'LA GUERRA ES UN GRAN NEGOCIO. / INVERTA A SUS HIJOS'
The War is a Great Business. Invest in its Children
Above the main image, in a semi-circle at the top of the sheet, and within the shape formed by the slogans is a heraldic eagle with wings outstretched, clutching a rifle in one claw and a missile in the other.

Dimensions

Height: 69.5 cm, Width: 47.2 cm

Descriptive line

"La Guerra es un gran negocio" by Francisco Guerrero Garro, Mexico, about 1972

Subjects depicted

Rifles; Gas masks; Missiles; Soldiers; Eagles; Heraldry; Helmets; War

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Politics; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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