Exhibitions/ Art Object

Demonstrators

Artist:
Krishna Reddy (American, born India 1925)
Date:
1968
Medium:
Mixed color intaglio
Dimensions:
Plate: 13 11/16 × 17 7/16 in. (34.7 × 44.3 cm) Sheet: 19 11/16 in. × 26 in. (50 × 66 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Judith Reddy, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.131.3
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.
Inscription: Inscribed in graphite: "Artist Proof V/X"; "'Demonstrators' 1968"; "N. Krishna Reddy"
Judith Reddy; Donor: Judith Reddy
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