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A poster advertising a meeting in Mexico City supported by the Liga Pro-cultura Alemana relating to the subject of how to combat Japanese Fascism

Artist:
Isidoro Ocampo, Mexican (1910–1983)
Publisher:
Taller de Gráfica Popular
Date:
1939
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 5/16 × 26 3/16 in. (46.5 × 66.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.46.520
Not on view
The head on a spider’s body is a caricature of Hirohito, the emperor of Japan. The name of China over which the spider crawls refers to the Japanese invasion of China in 1937. The poster advertises a seminar on the subject of Fascism in Japan that was planned for Friday, June 9, 1938, at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City. The poster was published by the Taller de Gráfica Popular (Workshop of Popular Graphic Art). Artists at TGP made several posters to publicize the series organized by the League for German Culture in Mexico.
Inscription: Lettered title and other information relating to seminar on the subject of Fascism in Japan that was planned for Friday, June 9, 1938.
Vendor: Jean Charlot (French, Paris 1898–1979 Honolulu, Hawaii)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 15–September 29, 2014.

Mark P. McDonald (ed) Revolution on Paper: Mexican Pints 1910-1960. London, 2009, cat. no. 81.



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