25 June 1982

A work made of color offset lithograph on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of color offset lithograph on white wove paper.

Date:

1982

Artist:

José Freire
Mozambican, 1930–1998

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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Artist

José Freire

Title

25 June 1982

Origin

Mozambique

Date

1982

Medium

Color offset lithograph on white wove paper

Dimensions

796 × 550 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Warren Siebrits and Lunetta Bartz

Reference Number

2018.522

Extended information about this artwork

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