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Poster - America Open Your Eyes
  • America Open Your Eyes
    Piech, Paul Peter, born 1920 - died 1996
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America Open Your Eyes

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, designed)

  • Date:

    1973 (designed)
    1973 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Piech, Paul Peter, born 1920 - died 1996 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lino-cut

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Y, shelf 72, box A

Physical description

Lino-cut print poster depicting part of a human face with large eyes, printed in black against a white ground. The iris of each eye is black with 'NIXON' written across it in white, the 'X' replaced with a swastika. Above the image, taking up the top-half of the sheet, the text 'AMERICA OPEN YOUR EYES' is lettered in red.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, designed)


1973 (designed)
1973 (issued)


Piech, Paul Peter, born 1920 - died 1996 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lino-cut

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered in red, as part of the design, across the top-half of the sheet.

Signed and dated '73'


Height: 64.4 cm, Width: 45.4 cm

Object history note

This poster was designed and issued in protest against the U.S. President Richard Nixon.

Descriptive line

'America Open Your Eyes'. Lino-cut print poster, printed in black and red on a white ground, issued in protest against the U.S. President Richard Nixon. Designed by Peter Paul Piech, Great Britain, 1973.

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

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1


Colour lino-cut

Subjects depicted

Face; Politics; Protest; Swastika


Prints; Printed pages & sheets; Politics; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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