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American Democracy

ID Number: 35855
Maker: Koretsky; Viktor Borisovitch
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1963
Place Made: Soviet Union: Moscow
Measurements: 84.1 cm x 58.1 cm; 33 1/8 in x 22 7/8 in
Main Subject: Democracy; United States of America (North America); Police Brutality; Racism
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
[Russian Text] 1963

Acquisition Number: 2009-138
Translation: The Shameful Brand of American Democracy

Viktor Koretsky had been active as a poster designer and graphic artist from the 1930s and was among the artists honoured with state prizes by the Soviet government in 1942 in recognition of their contribution to the war effort. This Cold War critique of American racism, illustrating the face of the Statue of Liberty disfigured by a lynching scene, evokes the documentary impact of photomontage used in his earlier compositions.

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