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Unity, CTM

A work made of lithograph in black and red (recto) and lithograph in black (verso) on cream wove paper.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City

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  • A work made of lithograph in black and red (recto) and lithograph in black (verso) on cream wove paper.

Date:

c. 1938

Artist:

Leopoldo Méndez
Mexican, 1902-1969

About this artwork

This image, which illustrates a Taller de Gráfica Popular advertising brochure, was initially used on a 1937 poster, the Taller’s first such commission, celebrating the founding of the powerful Mexican labor federation the Confederación de Trabajadores de México (CTM). It emphasizes not only workers’ role in disseminating “graphic propaganda,” but the ability of the print medium itself to promote solidarity around leftist causes.

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Esta imagen, que ilustra un folleto publicitario del Taller de Gráfica Popular, fue inicialmente utilizada en un cartel de 1937 que celebraba la fundación de la poderosa Confederación de Trabajadores de México (CTM). Este fue el primer encargo de este tipo recibido por el Taller. La imagen hace hincapié no sólo en el papel de los trabajadores en la difusión de la “propaganda gráfica” sino también en la habilidad del medio gráfico mismo para promocionar la solidaridad entre las causas de izquierda.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Leopoldo Méndez

Title

Unity, CTM

Origin

México

Date

1933–1943

Medium

Lithograph in black and red (recto) and lithograph in black (verso) on cream wove paper

Dimensions

294 × 474 mm (image); 326 × 506 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

William McCallin McKee Memorial Endowment

Reference Number

1944.878

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City

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