Joe Tilson

H - Ho Chi Minh

1969–70

On display at Tate Britain

Artist
Joe Tilson born 1928
Part of
A-Z Box
Medium
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 540 x 490 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1977
Reference
P02436

Online caption

Tilson is interested in language, puzzle-making and symbols. He was one of the founding figures of British pop art in the early 1960s, and his work from the time reflected his growing political activism and critique of consumerism. The screenprints in the series A-Z Box often mimic the layout of radical newspapers and magazines of the period, such as Black Dwarf and International Times. They include works concerning controversial figures such as Che Guevara, Malcolm X and Ho Chi Minh and political upheavals such as the Prague Spring and the Vietnam war.

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