Friday, June 11, 2010
Anti-American Art: Collective Outrage
"People of the World Support the Just Struggle of the People of Vietnam Against US Imperialism" is more or less what this 1960s Chinese poster reads. Against the background of steely Vietnamese fighters, an outraged multi-national crowd cheers jeers its disapproval at America. It's quite the collection of women and men from around the world, even the requisite Albanian in his white fez, and is that a jaunty beret on the far right? The crowd here is strictly civilian; the clenched rifles are reserved for the resisting Vietnamese.