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Invitation to a Berlin discussion [Einladung zum Berliner gespräch]

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    German Democratic Republic (published)

  • Date:

    1990 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (designer)
    Christian Democratic Union [Christliche Demokratische Union] (publisher)

  • Credit Line:

    Margaret Timmers

  • Museum number:

    E.2054-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR109

Handbill, Einladung zum Berliner gespräch [Invitation to a Berlin discussion] issued by the Christliche Demokratische Union [Christian Democratic Union] advertising a discussion about the future of Berlin in the campaign for the East German Elections 18 March 1990. In spite of round table opposition to foreign participation in the election campaign, West German party politicial support assumed a higher profile.

Place of Origin

German Democratic Republic (published)

Date

1990 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Unknown (designer)
Christian Democratic Union [Christliche Demokratische Union] (publisher)

Dimensions

Height: 21.1 cm, Width: 14.9 cm

Object history note

This object is part of a group of graphics inspired by the pro-democracy movement in East Germany in 1989 and 1990, which saw popular demonstrations result in the overthrow of the Communist government, led by Egon Krenz, culminatinng in the free elections of 18 March 1990. All the material, which covers a wide range of the political parties and movements that took part in these events, was gathered by V&A Curator Margaret Timmers in East Berlin in the week preceding these elections.

Descriptive line

Handbill, Einladung zum Berliner gespräch [Invitation to a Berlin discussion] issued by the Christian Democratic Union advertising a discussion about the future of Berlin in the East German elections of March 1990.

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Colour lithograph

Subjects depicted

Politics; Propaganda

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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