Boycott Grapes

ID Number: 11580
Maker: Xavier Viramontes; United Farm Workers (UFW)
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1973
Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 59.1 cm x 44.5 cm; 23 1/4 in x 17 1/2 in
Main Subject: United Farm Workers; Labor; Viet Nam War Era
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Boycott Grapes Support the United Farmworkers Union Printed By Striking Farm Workers Xavier Viramontes, 1973

Acquisition Number: 1998-084

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.

Exhibition Annotation:
At the time Viramontes made this poster, the grape boycott had been going on for years. He wanted to remind people that the Mexican farmworkers who work so hard in the fields come from a rich cultural background and ought to be treated fairly and with respect. The dark brown Aztec/god like figure is the main focal point, and the squeezing of the grapes symbolizes the blood and sweat of the farmworkers. The intent of the poster was to keep the boycott going.

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