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Secession of the Plebs
  • Art Hazelwood, artist
    born 1961
    born: Concord, Massachusetts, United States ; active: United States
    Josh MacPhee, organizer
    born 1973
    Stumptown Printers, printer
    established 1999
  • Secession of the Plebs, 2007
  • Celebrate People's History Poster Series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color offset lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 436 x 282 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 17 3/16 x 11 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0124.043
Description

Image of a crowd of people with their arms raised in a natural setting, executed in black and green. Descriptive text integrated into the bottom of the composition. Text refers to the secession of the plebians of Rome in 494 B.C.E. (BC). The plebians protested the aristocracy’s arbitrary land seizure during a time of war and was the beginning of the struggle for equality in Rome.