Silkscreen, 18" x 24"
BOYCOTT GRAPES DIGITAL COPY POSTER is now available.
At the time I made this
was working with Rene Yanez, Director of the Galeria de la Raza. Rene
suggested that I do something for the Farmworkers and the grape boycott.
had also been thinking of doing something in support of the boycott
had been ongoing for years. My idea for the poster was to remind people
that the Mexican farmworkers who work so hard in the fields come from
cultural background and ought to be treated fairly and with respect.
I decided to use a dark brown Aztec/god like figure as the main focal
The squeezing of the grapes symbolizes the blood and sweat of the
farmworkers. The intent of the poster was to keep the boycott going.
poster, I think it was successful. It received a favorable response
from the public and people continue to ask me about it today. Originally,
poster was printed as a silkscreen at the Galeria. It was then sent
Farmworkers Union who reproduced it as an off-set litho and distributed
nationally. The Boycott Grapes poster is now part of the permanent
collection of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and the
Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.