BALDESSARI, John; GOLLIN, Norman

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Description

Flowers of Life for Central America
1984
Poster
24 1/2 x 18''
The title of this work refers to a series of cultural events organized in 1984 by the grassroots coalition, Artists Call. Many well known artists participated in programming across art galleries, college libraries, churches, and recreational centers in Southern California to protest the United States interference in Central American affairs. This political poster, which serves as an admonishment of foreign policy under the Reagan administration, is composed of repetitive horizontal bands juxtaposing the image of a naked corpse with a military leader in full uniform.

Date

1984

Creator

BALDESSARI, John; GOLLIN, Norman
b. United States, 1931-2020

Source

Gift of Ann A. Schoenfeld

Identifier

2019.007.001

Citation

BALDESSARI, John; GOLLIN, Norman and b. United States, 1931-2020, “BALDESSARI, John; GOLLIN, Norman,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 3, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/9237.