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On a ground of floral motifs in pink, lavender, and green, a blocked out area of ground in darker tones, six lines of text, five as though crossed with a black marker. The last line reads: 6. “I knew, as did everyone, that Bicêtre was both hospital and prison; but I did not know that the hospital had been built to nurture sickness, the prison to nurture crime.”

This is a poster from United States. It is dated 1995 and we acquired it in 1996. Gift of Rebeca Mendez.

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Its medium is

letterpress and silkscreen on paper

Its dimensions are

73.8 x 52.7 cm (29 1/16 x 20 3/4 in.)

It is signed

Signed in graphite (?), lower right: Rebeca Mendez 3/5

This object was designed by Rebeca Méndez

This object was donated by Rebeca Méndez

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18653953/ |title=Poster, The Will of the Potato, 1995 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=2 March 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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