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All Power To The Soviets

Poster
1989 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Poster with an image of bureaucrats cowed by a red flag bearing the slogan 'All Power to the Soviets!'


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour offset lithograph
Brief Description
Poster by the Battling Pencil group from a portfolio of 24 entitled 'Perestroika For and Against'. Russia, 1989.
Physical Description
Poster with an image of bureaucrats cowed by a red flag bearing the slogan 'All Power to the Soviets!'
Dimensions
  • Height: 43.8cm
  • Width: 33cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Battling Pencil logo
  • Power to the Soviets: - Not to the Bureaucrats! (Verse in Russian accompanying the poster image)
Credit line
Given by Peggy vance
Historical context
The second poster in the‘Prerestroika [restructuring] For and Against’ portfolio. It depicts bureaucrats cowed by a red flag bearing the slogan 'All Power to the Soviets!'



The portfolio contains a series of 25 satirical posters by a group of Leningrad artists known as ‘Battling Pencil’ on the theme of the struggle to restructure communism in the new political atmosphere under the regime of Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachov (b.1931), appointed general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party in 1985, with text and images edited by A.M Murtov and V.I. Kiunap respectively.
Production
Attribution note: published in a print run of 5,000
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
E.361-1990

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record createdFebruary 18, 2009
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