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For a Society Without Prisons
  • Josh MacPhee, artist
    born 1973
    Josh MacPhee, organizer
    born 1973
    Stumptown Printers, printer
    established 1999
  • For a Society Without Prisons, 2012
  • Celebrate People's History Poster Series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color offset lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 434 x 281 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 17 1/16 x 11 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0124.087
Description

Image depicting a cartoon explosion with the text "Ka-Boom" in center, executed in black, red, and blue. Descriptive text at bottom-right of image. Text refers to the bombing of a construction site of a new maximum security prison in Germany by the Red Army Faction in 1993. The group was also known as the RAF, the Rote Armee Fraktion, the Baader-Meinhof Group, or Baader-Meinhof Gang