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Poster - Let them eat soup...

Let them eat soup...

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Handprint (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Poster, screenprinted from indirect photostencils, and laminated in plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Greenwich Mural Workshop

  • Museum number:

    E.483-2013

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3E, shelf HIGH, box 5L2

Physical description

Portrait poster, depicting a tiled blue and white image of the head and shoulders of a woman, repeated 70 times. A quotation from Margarat Thatcher about equality is lettered in black below, with the slogan 'Let them eat soup...' in red next to a black and white photograph of a man huddled in the street with a bowl and spoon.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1984 (made)

Artist/maker

Handprint (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Poster, screenprinted from indirect photostencils, and laminated in plastic

Marks and inscriptions

'"The pursuit of equality is a mirage. / What is more practical than the pursuit of equality is the pursuit of equality of opportunity. / And opportunity means nothing unless it includes the right to be unequal." Margaret Thatcher'

Dimensions

Height: 62.3 cm, Width: 44.7 cm

Descriptive line

Poster made by Handprint, depicting repeating image of a woman and the slogan 'Let them eat soup...', designed and printed by B. Fletcher, 1984

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

From the label text of an exhibition held by the Greenwich Mural Workshop entitled 'Printing is Easy...? Community Printshops 1970-86'

Materials

Paper; Laminated plastic

Techniques

Screen printing

Categories

Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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