Object ID #18758307
This is a Poster. It is dated ca. 1998 and we acquired it in 2010. Its medium is screenprint, stencil and black spray paint on wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This series of posters displays headshots of Che Guevara, a celebrated Marxist figure, printed in red and yellow (colors of the Soviet Communist flag) with a black stenciled overlay. Cornel Windlin uses street art techniques and highlights their placement within the highbrow setting of a museum. The immediacy associated with street art and activism calls for low-tech methods of design. This juxtaposition raises questions on the nature of Marxism within a normally bourgeois setting.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.
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Its dimensions are
128 × 89.7 cm (50 3/8 × 35 5/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Object ID #18758307; Switzerland; screenprint, stencil and black spray paint on wove paper; 128 × 89.7 cm (50 3/8 × 35 5/16 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2010-21-50
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition How Posters Work.