Moscow: Order of Lenin printing house “Red Proletarian”, 1984.
Loose_leaf. 26 1/2" X 18 1/2". A striking 1984 Russian Cold War poster designed by one of the most highly regarded Soviet propaganda artists, Victor Koretsky. The poster communicates a profound anti-American sentiment and was created as a response to Ronald Reagan’s push to begin manufacturing chemical weapons again, the production of which had been suspended after the Vietnam war. It attempts to expose what they regarded as the hypocrisy of a nation holding itself up as a beacon of human rights, while disregarding the Nuremberg laws on chemical war. The text at the top translates to “No to Chemical Weapons!” while a gas-masked man with dollar signs for eyes and an American flag helmet pours poison into a glass jar with a disturbing pile of skulls behind it. Towards the bottom, the Russian translates to: "The USA is allocating 10 billion dollars to the program for chemical rearmament." Overall very good with minor edgewear and some creases and faint toning. An interesting example of Koretsky's work, which is now nearly synonymous with mid-to-late 20th century Soviet agit-prop style. None in OCLC. This item is oversize and will require additional postage for international orders. Very good. Item #3724