Castro, Rene.

San Francisco: Mission Cultural Center, 1983. First printing 42x26 in. silkscreen print Very Good A large silkscreen print by Rene Castro to commemorate a 1983 exhibition. Castro founded Mission Grafica along with his longtime work associate Jose Sances. At the time of this exhibition, Castro was working as a printer and teacher, having established a reputation for high quality work. This piece is no exception, making use of several colors and design elements. While the work as all the design flair of the 1980s--neon colors against dark backgrounds, free form shapes constrasted against geometric ones--the text and primary image reflect deeper concerns: the caption reads "Nuclear war a dangerous sport" and depicts a skull and below it a funerary cross. An arresting and impressive image from one of the finest printers to witness and partake in the Chicano arts and graphics movement born from the politics and social movements of the 1960s and 1970s (Item ID: 164569)


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