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Pro-democracy Poster Collection

Poster
1989 (painted), 1990 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This poster reproduces street graphics created by students of the National School of Fine Art in Bucharest during the Romanian revolution of December 1989. The image shows the gradual transformation of the Communist Party emblem (the hammer and sickle) into that of Nazi Party (the swastika). The metamorphosis of the emblems of the two ideologically opposed regimes reflects on the fact that both had similar practices and propaganda tools.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour offset lithograph printed on paper
Brief Description
Poster by the students of the School of Fine Art Bucharest, printed in France by AZ Communications ca 1990. RF 91/240
Physical Description
Poster
Dimensions
  • Height: 68cm
  • Width: 49cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Tia '89 (Near bottom left corner)
Credit line
Given by the Romanian Writers' Union
Production
One of a set of posters published and sold in France by FNAC. The images are taken from photographs of protest graphics painted on walls and other city surfaces by the students of the National School of Fine Art, Bucharest.
Summary
This poster reproduces street graphics created by students of the National School of Fine Art in Bucharest during the Romanian revolution of December 1989. The image shows the gradual transformation of the Communist Party emblem (the hammer and sickle) into that of Nazi Party (the swastika). The metamorphosis of the emblems of the two ideologically opposed regimes reflects on the fact that both had similar practices and propaganda tools.
Collection
Accession Number
E.3-1991

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record createdFebruary 27, 2009
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