Como En Viet Nam [As in Viet Nam]
c. 1973
17.00 in HIGH x 11.00 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Top of poster has a stylized drawing of a male figure loading an artillery shell into a mortar barrel. This portion of the image is rendered in some detail and in color. Below this the image has a black and white line drawing of a uniformed figure pouring oil onto stylized machinery. The bottom of the poster has the text: "Como En / Viet Nam". In Mederos 1969 he was assigned by the Cuban Department of Revolutionary Orientation to travel to Vietnam to paint scenes of the war. He travelled to both North and South Vietnam along the Ho Chi Minh trail with the liberation forces, experiencing first-hand the brutal conditions of war and the courageous response of the Vietnamese people. The paintings were exhibited in Hanoi, and were subsequently reproduced as a screenprinted series which has been shown all over the world. Another trip in 1972 added to the body of work. Several of these images were reproduced in the United States as part of the anti-war and Cuba solidarity efforts; it is likely that this is a U.S. reprint. [LMC]
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