Workers Across Borders. Art Hazelwood.
Workers Across Borders

Workers Across Borders

[2007].

Near fine. 19" x 25" offset lithograph poster created for a contest and exhibit called Graphic Work: Imaging Today’s Labor Movement, curated by Josh MacPhee and Zoeann Murphy and sponsored by the Workforce Development Institute, Bread and Roses Cultural Project of SEIU 1199, and JustSeeds. The organizer described the rationale for the project as follows: "The American labor movement has an amazing history of graphic production, creating some of the most effective political images in the history of this country. However, work and workers, along with the labor movement, are often depicted as experiences of the American past: paintings of Joe Hill, photographs from the early 1900s of children working in factories, historic strikes and Rosie the Riveter. Today’s workforce looks dramatically different from the majority of images used to depict labor. To address this issue we asked innovative artists to create posters that depict contemporary jobs, the people that do them and the issues workers now face." This poster expresses the power of labor movements on either side of a political border joining forces to more effectively advocate for workers' rights (as large companies increasingly operate transnationally). The artist, Art Hazlewood, is a California-based printmaker whose work focuses on issues relating to poverty and economic justice. The posters is in near fine condition (mild creasing at one corner) and has been stored rolled.

Item #21988

Price: $100.00

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