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Political posters by artist Doug Minkler, 1983-1988

1983-198813.75 x 25.5 cmDrawing. Design. IllustrationcolorJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

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Summary:A series of political posters by artist Doug Minkler. The first features a print with a quote attributed to Dante: "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality". The second poster features a cubist-like image of a man above a quote from Vladimir Lenin reading: "Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself by his own bootstraps." The third poster discusses plant closures in the US and urges readers to contact the Plant Closures Project. The final print is divided into three cells. The first cell features an image of a man in a suit offering a slice of pie. The next cell shows a line of union demonstrators, and the cell below them features the text: "We don't want a bigger piece - we want the whole thing."
Creator:Minkler, Doug
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Temporal subject: 1901-2000
Topical subjects:Capitalism
Protest posters
Labor unions
Minkler, Doug
Politics & government
Genre:Political posters
ArchivesUM location:AFL-CIO Graphics Collection - Posters, Broadsides, and Art, 1892, 1900-1995
  • series Series 13: Art, [1925]-1987
  • mapcase FD1
  • box I
  • folder 2
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Government, Law, Politics
Copyright holder:Unknown
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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