Untitled (Side with the Farmworker)

  • Unidentified, Untitled (Side with the Farmworker), ca. 1973, screenprint on computer tractor paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Margaret Terrazas Santos Collection, 2019.52.4

During the civil rights era, artists often used whatever materials they had at hand to craft public messages about pressing concerns. Here an unidentified artist emblazons a pro-labor message on recycled computer paper, calling for the boycott of Gallo Wines. Activists on college campuses were especially known for using this unconventional paper for their printmaking. The artist depicts a revolting rat, a symbol of nonunion workers who cross the picket line.

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Title
Untitled (Side with the Farmworker)
Artist
Date
ca. 1973
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sheet and image: 22 × 14 18 in. (55.9 × 35.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Margaret Terrazas Santos Collection

Mediums Description
screenprint on computer tractor paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – rat
  • Allegory – civic – rebellion
  • Object – foodstuff – wine
Object Number
2019.52.4
Palette
Linked Open Data
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