June 16: The Courage of the Youth

A work made of color screenprint on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of color screenprint on cream wove paper.

Date:

1981

Artist:

Heinz Klug
South African, born 1957

About this artwork

June 16, the anniversary of the Soweto uprising, is a national holiday in South Africa. The black and white illustrated figures in this poster derive from a famous photograph of schoolchildren running down the street during the uprising. Captured by Peter Magubane, one of only a few photojournalists to document the events of that day, the photograph was widely circulated in the international press. The notoriety of Magubane’s photographs resulted in his assault and harassment by the apartheid police.

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Artist

Heinz Klug

Title

June 16: The Courage of the Youth

Origin

South Africa

Date

1981

Medium

Color screenprint on cream wove paper

Dimensions

428 × 303 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Artworkers Retirement Society

Reference Number

2018.432

Extended information about this artwork

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