MATERIAL: Linoleum-Block Printed
TYPE: Poster
DIMENSIONS: 93 × 67.4 cm (sheet)
CONDITION: Some small tears in the borders. Very good condition.
NOTES: It seems that the TGP had a great interest in that event. The other Rosenberg poster I bought previously ( which you can also see again below) was before the Rosenbergs were executed, while this is one is after. I think it´s a great piece, it is much larger than the other one. The Taller de Gráfica Popular (Spanish: "People's Graphic Workshop") is an artist's print collective founded in Mexico in 1937 by artists Leopoldo Méndez, Pablo O'Higgins, and Luis Arenal. The collective was primarily concerned with using art to advance revolutionary social causes. The print shop became a base of political activity and abundant artistic output, and attracted many foreign artists as collaborators.
REFERENCE EXTERNAL LINKS: Center for the Study of Political Graphics

ITEM ID: 3957
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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Poster by the Taller de Grafica Popular

Year: 1953
Decade: 1950s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Poster made by the TGP shortly after the executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg in 1953.

No Olvidemos! A Julio y Ethel Rosenberg. Asesinados por el gobierno de guerra de los Estados Unidos porque amaron y creyeron en la paz.

We Won’t Forget! Julius and Ethel Rosenberg assassinated by the government of war of the United States because they loved and believed in peace.

“The multi-style carving of the woodblock shows Julius and Ethel on different planes. In this divergent graphic treatment, Ethel is a classic “Madonna” — innocent, loving and kind. Contrasting her larger, softer image, the artist has portrayed Julius quite differently: if there was a crime committed, he’s the one that did it. The irony is that today, where it concerns our preferred trading partner — China — the government ignores the spying.”
Paul Schimmel
Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA)

Name: Angel Bracho
Type: Artist
Name: Taller de Grafica Popular