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Badge

  • Place of origin:

    Poland (made)

  • Date:

    1980-1989 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithograph and screenprint on polystyrene; dye-stamped, metal and polystyrene

  • Museum number:

    E.2102-1992

  • Gallery location:

    20th Century, Room 76, case 23

Physical description

Badge

Place of Origin

Poland (made)

Date

1980-1989 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Lithograph and screenprint on polystyrene; dye-stamped, metal and polystyrene

Descriptive line

Badge, Polish Solidarity, made 1980-1989, Poland

Labels and date

GROUP OF BADGES: POLISH SOLIDARITY
Made in Poland, 1980-1989
Lithograph and screenprint on polystyrene; dye-stamped
metal and polystyrene
Some given by Marek Garztecki
E.2247,9,54,5-1990, 2241-3-1991, 2102,4-1992
Formed as a trade union in 1980, Solidarity became a
focus of resistance to the Soviet-dominated Polish
regime. Suspended by the Government in 1981, it
continued underground until restoration of its legal status
in 1989. The wearing of badges, with their symbolic
vocabulary, images, phrases and references,
demonstrated allegiance to the cause of Solidarity. []

Materials

Polystyrene; Metal

Techniques

Lithograph; Screenprint

Categories

Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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