Celebrate People's History: La Commune Vivante! (The Paris Commune)

Artwork
Identifier:
2020.23.112
Artist:
Fred Sochard
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
2 Color Offset Printed Poster
Date:
August 2020
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 11"
Description:
This is a red, black, and white poster where there are two people and a woman is carrying a flag that has French written on it. There is a bird atop the flag and beneath the people, it says: "La Commune Vivante!"
Historical Context:
The Celebrate People’s History posters are rooted in the do-it-yourself tradition of mass-produced political propaganda. These posters embody democracy, inclusion, and group participation in the writing and interpretation of the past. Unlike most political posters, the posters part of the Celebrate People’s History series tell the stories of the underdogs, those individuals and groups helping to move forward the collective struggle of humanity to create a more just world. For 20 years, over 130 different posters have been displayed on the streets of over a dozen cities representing over 150 artists and writers. The Celebrate People’s History Poster Series has been organized and curated by Josh MacPhee since 1998.