Plate: 13 11/16 × 17 7/16 in. (34.7 × 44.3 cm)
Sheet: 19 11/16 in. × 26 in. (50 × 66 cm)
Gift of Judith Reddy, 2014
Not on view
Demonstrators was made in 1968, a year marked by global cultural, political, and social revolutions. In mid-May more than eight hundred thousand demonstrators marched in Paris, where Krishna Reddy was based. The protests—a reaction against imperialism, industrial capitalism, and the authoritarianism and bureaucracy of the Gaullist regime—spread rapidly throughout France. Some ten million people, a majority of the French workforce, eventually went on strike. Demonstrators recalls these events and the general spirit of solidarity by depicting bodies that are physically united.