Rare Protest Poster from Peru 1960s? | WPA Style Revolution Art
Here we have a rare Peruvian protest poster, likely from the land reform period of the late 60s or early 70s. This one pops with amazing WPA style artwork and the colors of the flag she's holding. I can't over the farmers at the top, surrounding the face of the powerful woman at the center. The visual alone makes a statement along with the actual Spanish words. Here's the translation:
Trabajadores del campo El Futuro De Peru Esta en nuestras manos
Field workers The future of Peru Is in our hands.
In the bottom left corner it states the following:
Editado Por: Oficino de Información Tecnico Ministerio de Agricultura
In the bottom right corner it states the following:
No 34 Iberia S.A. R.I. 1569
Here's more information about the land reform revolutions in Peru (https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Land_reforms_by_country#/Peru)
Land reform in the 1950s largely eliminated a centuries-old system of debt peonage.
Further land reform occurred after the 1968 coup by left-wing colonel Juan Velasco Alvarado. The military dictatorship under General Velasco (1968–75) launched a large-scale agrarian reform movement that attempted to redistribute land, hoping to break Peru's traditionally inequitable pattern of land holding and the hold of traditional oligarchy. The model used by Velasco to bring about change was the associative enterprise, in which former salaried rural workers and independent peasant families would become members of different kinds of cooperatives. About 22 million acres were redistributed, more land than in any reform program outside of Cuba. Unfortunately, productivity suffered as peasants with no management experience took control. The military government continued to spend huge amounts of money to transform Peru's agriculture to socialized ownership and management. These state expenditures are to blame for the enormous increase in Peru's external debt at the beginning of the 1970s. State bankruptcy was partly caused by the cheap credit the government extended to promote agrarian development, state subsidies, and administrative expenditures to carry out the agrarian reform during this period. The more radical effects of this reform were reversed by president Fernando Belaúnde Terry in the 1980s.
The rare protest poster comes out of a prominent Stillwater estate, and came from a Peace Corps placement way back in the day. I've looked high and low and I can't find another one anywhere. We have a visually stunning unicorn on our hands.
The rare Peruvian protest poster measures 27 1/2" tall by 19 1/2" wide. On close inspection, the poster looks to be a lithograph. The poster is secured with a backing and poster wrap around it. There are a few crinkles in the upper and lower left corners. Overall, the poster is in amazing shape. It'll be a stunning centerpiece when you frame it. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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