Post. Sunday Post.

A work made of offset lithograph in black on white wove paper.

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

Date:

1982

Artist:

Judy A. Seidman
American, born 1951, active in Botswana and South Africa

About this artwork

Known as Black Wednesday, October 19, 1977, marked a significant moment in the apartheid government’s effort to suppress free speech. On this day, just over a month after Steve Biko, a leader of the Black Consciousness movement, died in police custody, the state used the provisions of the 1974 Publications Act to ban a host of news outlets and arrest and torture journalists. This broadside lists the names of newspapers, writers, and editors who were censored on or following Black Wednesday. The poster’s solemn depiction of gagged journalists evokes the precarious position of the press at that time.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Judy Ann Seidman

Title

Post. Sunday Post.

Origin

South Africa

Date

1982

Medium

Offset lithograph in black on white wove paper

Dimensions

455 × 348 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Artworkers Retirement Society

Reference Number

2018.453

Extended information about this artwork

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