War is a Blind Patriot by Emmanuel C. Montoya

War is a Blind Patriot by Emmanuel C. Montoya

War is a Blind Patriot

Emmanuel C. Montoya

Title

War is a Blind Patriot

 
Artist

Emmanuel C. Montoya

  1952 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1991  
Technique
color linocut 
Image Size
22 x 17" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
Artists Proof 
Annotations
titled in pencil, lower left; dated in pencil after the signature 
Reference
 
Paper
Japanese Masa laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21580 
Price
Price On Request 
Description

Emmanuel Montoya commented about this work:

"In early 1991, the Mexican Museum and la Galeria de la Raza, both known in the San Francisco arts community for over thirty years, called together over twenty Chicano and Latino artists to produce artwork that responded to President George Bush, Sr. and his invasion of Iraq. Artists were instructed to gather together one early weekend morning in February at the Museum's Fort Mason site to paint on canvas and large 4 by 8 foot wood panels.

As a printmaker I decided to design and carve this piece and pull a print from the Lino block all in one day. My idea was to depict how the average U.S. citizen can get swept up into the flag-waving fervor of "patriotism" marching "blindly" in step as the drums of war are sounded. This image was published, at that time, as a centerfold in the San Francisco Bay Guardian and could be removed and used as a poster for window display. And it was! "War is a Blind Patriot" was seen on windows and walls throughout the City, the East Bay, and other parts of the (San Francisco) Bay Area."