Krishna Reddy American, born India

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Based in Paris, Reddy made this print during a year marked by global cultural, political, and social revolution. In mid-May 1968, more than eight hundred thousand demonstrators—including Reddy—marched through the city to denounce imperialism, industrial capitalism, and the authoritarian bureaucratic Gaullist regime. Protests soon spread through France and some ten million people, a majority of the French workforce, eventually went on strike. Demonstrators responds to those events and communicates a spirit of solidarity by depicting bodies physically united. Reddy had moved from India to London in 1949, then worked in Paris, Milan, and New York. He became an associate director at Stanley Hayter’s Atelier 17, and with Hayter and other members of the printshop, invented an expressive mixed-color process known as "viscosity printing," used here.

Demonstrators, Krishna Reddy (American, born India 1925–2018 New York), Mixed color intaglio

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