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8.8.88
  • Keinom, artist
    born 1976
    born: Essen, Ruhr, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
    Josh MacPhee, organizer
    born 1973
    Stumptown Printers, printer
    established 1999
  • 8.8.88, 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
  • 2016.0124.045
Description

Image of three figures holding up a framed picture of a military leader, executed in blue and red. Descriptive text in center of image. Text refers to the gatherings across Burma on August 8, 1988 to protest the military dictatorship. The military crushed this protest and killed thousands of people in the following weeks. 8.8.88 became a symbol of the Burmese struggle for democracy.