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Václav Havel

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Czech Republic (possibly, printed and published)
    Slovakia (possibly, printed and published)

  • Date:

    1989 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black printing ink on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

This poster presents Václav Havel in the context of his involvement with the pro-democracy movement, Civic Forum, and therefore as leader of the revolution against the communist régime. He was elected President of Czechoslovakia on 29 December 1989.

Physical description

Poster, before lettering, reproducing a monochrome photograph of Václav Havel, upper body view, sitting in a relaxed pose and dressed in a casual shirt. He looks straight at the camera and is wearing his Civic Forum identity badge.

Place of Origin

Czech Republic (possibly, printed and published)
Slovakia (possibly, printed and published)


1989 (printed and published)



Materials and Techniques

Black printing ink on paper


Height: 48.1 cm maximum, Width: 34.1 cm maximum

Object history note

Historical significance: This poster was among publicity material obtained from the Civic Forum headquarters in Prague.

Production Note

Printed and published in former Czechoslovakia.

Reason For Production: Commemorative


Printing ink; Paper


Offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Protest; Freedom; Politics; Revolution; Democracy; Ideology


Politics; Propaganda


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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