Hasta La Victoria Siempre

Media - 1995.50.23 - SAAM-1995.50.23_2-000001 - 138844
Copied Luis C. González, Héctor D. González, Hasta La Victoria Siempre, 1975, screenprint on paper, image: 22 1814 14 in. (56.136.2 cm) sheet: 25 1819 in. (63.848.2 cm), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, 1995.50.23, © 1975 H. Gonzalez y Louie the Foot

Artwork Details

Title
Hasta La Victoria Siempre
Date
1975
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
image: 22 1814 14 in. (56.136.2 cm) sheet: 25 1819 in. (63.848.2 cm)
Copyright
© 1975 H. Gonzalez y Louie the Foot
Credit Line
Gift of Tomás Ybarra-Frausto
Mediums Description
screenprint on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal — bird — eagle
  • Portrait male — Montoya, Jose — full length
  • Object — other — flag
  • Object — musical instrument — horn
Object Number
1995.50.23

Artwork Description

The González brothers' Hasta La Victoria Siempre combines eye-catching design, poetry, and international politics. The silhouetted figure holding a United Farm Workers flag quickly conveys support for the union. Typewritten letters in the background form "Viva la Huelga" (long live the strike), a rallying cry at UFW strikes, and "Viva la mañana" (long live tomorrow). Taking its title from a phrase associated with Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution, the poster also functions as a concrete poem that elevates farmworkers' rights to an international struggle.


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Description in Spanish

La obra de los hermanos González, Hasta la victoria siempre combina el diseño atractivo, la poesía y la política internacional. La silueta de una persona que sujeta una bandera de la Unión de Campesinos de inmediato expresa apoyo para el Sindicato. Las letras escritas a máquina en el fondo forman las oraciones Viva la huelga”, un grito de guerra en las huelgas de la UFW y Viva el mañana”. Con este título, tomado de una frase asociada con Che Guevara y la Revolución Cubana, el cartel funciona también como un poema concreto que eleva los derechos de los campesinos hasta el nivel de una lucha internacional.

¡Imprimir la revolución! Auge e impacto de las obras gráficas chicanas, desde 1965 hasta hoy, 2020

Exhibitions

Media - 2011.12 - SAAM-2011.12_1 - 77591
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
October 24, 2013March 2, 2014
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art presents the rich and varied contributions of Latino artists in the United States since the mid-twentieth century, when the concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge.

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