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Soweto

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    ca.1976 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lino-cut

  • Museum number:

    E.280-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 72, box 1

Physical description

Colour lino-cut print poster, the design showing a dark-skinned figure on the left, with a pool of red apparently emanating from their back, trickling into forming the word 'Soweto'.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

ca.1976 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Colour lino-cut

Marks and inscriptions

'SOWETO'
Lettered as part of the design

Dimensions

Height: 58.4 cm, Width: 91.2 cm

Object history note

This poster was designed in protest at the treatment of Black South Africans in Soweto.

Descriptive line

'Soweto'. Colour lino-cut print poster protesting about the treatment of Black South Africans in Soweto. Designed by Paul Peter Piech, Great Britain, ca.1976.

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

Techniques

Colour lino-cut

Subjects depicted

Racism; Figure; Blood; Racial politics; Protest

Categories

Prints; Politics; Black History; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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