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Václav Havel - Záruka Svobodných Voleb

  • Object:


  • Date:

    December 1989 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black ink on white paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Zdenek Kavan

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

This photograph of Václav Havel shows him as a man of the people, concerned less with his image than with the issues of freedom and democracy. The adjacent text proves his lifelong commitment to these issues through his actions and reinforces his suitability to lead the country.

Physical description

Poster promoting Václav Havel for the office of President of the Republic. An informal portrait photograph shows him wearing a dark corduroy jacket, white shirt and striped tie next to text describing incidents in his life's work as milestones on the road to civic freedom and dignity.


December 1989 (printed and published)



Materials and Techniques

Black ink on white paper

Marks and inscriptions

Václav Havel - Záruka Svobodných Voleb
Václav Havel - Guarantee of Free Elections


Height: 45.3 cm maximum, Width: 62.5 cm maximum

Descriptive line

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


Printing ink; Paper


Offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Freedom; Protest; Democracy; Politics


Politics; Portraits; Propaganda


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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