About this artwork
This poster honors Mozambique’s seventh anniversary of independence and the 20th anniversary of the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique, the country’s major revolutionary movement and, then, political party.
José Freire used a range of socialist iconography, including an AK-47, a hammer, and a hoe, to symbolize the country’s armed struggle and worker-peasant alliance. An upraised arm carries a swaying bouquet of branches in national colors with the red branch ending in a five-pointed star, another socialist icon. The text at the bottom of the poster, Independence or Death—We Will Win!, evokes the rallying cry of the country’s liberation struggle.
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- Prints and Drawings
- José Freire
- 25 June 1982
- Color offset lithograph on white wove paper
- 796 × 550 mm
- Gift of Warren Siebrits and Lunetta Bartz