The butchers of Spain will not escape the peoples' wrath!

Poster Number: PP 965
Category: Cold War
Poster Notes: [Banner slogans] “Freedom to the Spanish people!” (Russian); “Amnesty!” (Spanish); “Franco – Assassin!” – “Freedom” (English, German); “Democracy” (Italian, German); ”Liberty!” (Spanish); “Peace!” (Spanish, Russian); “Down with the Butcher Franco”; “Long Live Peace!” (French); Francisco Franco Bahamonde (1892-1975) was Spain's Head of State at the time this poster was issued.
Media Size: 39x26.5
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Publishing Date: 1963
Editorial Information: Editor G. Shchetkin
Technical Information on Poster: [Approved] May 18, 1963; Publication No. 1-139; Volume 1 sheet paper; [Printing] Edition No. 483; Price 10 kopeks
Glavlit Directory Number: AO53350
Sources & Citation: Wolf, E. (2012). Koretsky: The Soviet photo poster : 1930-1984.
Catalog Notes: PP 965 Cold War b
Artist: Koretskii, Viktor Borisovich (Koretsky, Victor) — Корецкий, Виктор Борисович

Of the noted Soviet poster artists of the photomontage and Socialist Realism aesthetics, Viktor Borisovich Koretskii stands out as one of the most iconic. Koretskii attended the Secondary Professional Art School in Moscow from 1921 to 1929. He began working as a professional graphic designer in 1931 and he immediately gained recognition in the Soviet Union. His professional break-through occurred while working for the major state publishing houses Iskusstvo and Ogiz-Izogiz. During this that period of his work, he concentrated on (and perfected) his technique of photomontage. However, the period of the early 1930s in the Soviet Union meant that Koretskii had to move away from his own avant-garde style of discontinuous photomontage in order to be more consistent with the Socialist Realist dogma dictated by the government. During the 1930s, Koretskii also worked as an artistic director and decorator for Nikolai Okhlopkov 's Realistic Theatre and for Yurii Zavadsky's theatre-studio. From 1939 to 1987, he was a member of the editorial board of the film advertising publishing house Reklamfilm.

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Publisher: IzoGiz (State Publishing House of Fine Art), Moscow —

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