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We Are All Targets!
Maker: Mark Vallen; Los Angeles Peace Center Coalition
Date Made: 1999
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 49 cm x 28 cm; 19 5/16 in x 11 in
Main Subject: Peace (Anti-War)
Materials: glossy paper (fiber product)
No More War Money For Social Needs, Not War! U.S./NATO Out Of Yugoslavia! Vallen '99 Target Los Angeles Peace Center Coalition 8124 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA. Phone: (323) 653-4510 National Lawyers Guild (323) 852-9808 Office of the Americas (323) 651-4440 Americans for Democratic Action. Artwork: © Mark Vallen 1999 "We are all Targets!" Art for a Change! http://www.primenet.com/~mvallen
Acquisition Number: 1999-118
Artist's Statement: I created this work, We are all Targets, in the midst of the U.S. Air War against Yugoslavia in 1999. The pencil drawing was made into an 14 x 20 inch offset Poster for the Peace Center of Los Angeles (a community based Activist center), in order to promote the Center's anti-War activities. During the 78 day NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, the people of that country would gather on the bridges spanning the beautiful Danube River in open defiance of the NATO bombers. The people attempted to preserve their bridges (some of which were older than the United States itself), by using their own bodies as shields. Although NATO ultimately destroyed all of the bridges that spanned the Danube in Yugoslavia, the bravery of ordinary people who put their lives on the line to save their cities inspired people around the world. The Target symbol became an International anti-War icon for people around the globe. Created by a small group of Serbian students as a protest against the indiscriminate NATO bombing of their country, the Target symbol was soon taken up by people everywhere who understood that the bombs that fell on Yugoslavia in the Spring of '99, would tomorrow fall elsewhere. (Source: http://www.art-for-a-change.com/Vallen/vdraw20.htm)
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