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Is this Che Guevara?
1969

Medium
colour photo-screenprint, collage, gelatin silver photograph and metal paper clips
Measurements
100.5 × 60.4 cm (image) 101.6 × 68.6 cm (sheet)
Edition
ed. 21/70
Inscription
signed, dated and numbered in pencil l.l.: 21/70 Joe Tilson 1969
printed in ink (in image) u.l.: October 8th / 1968
printed in ink (in image) u.r.: October 8th / 1968
printed in ink on paper collage l.r.: iS THiS "CHE" GUEVARA?? / AFP [?] K8700 13.10.67 / THE BODY OF THE MAN NAMED AS ERNESTO (circled in pen and ink) / "CHE" GUEVARA, (circled in pen and ink) A FORMER CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY, / HAS BEEN BURIED IN AN UNMARKED GRAVE / NEAR THE SPOT WHERE THE BOLIVIAN ARMY SAY / HE DIED ON MONDAY. THE COMMANDER OF THE / BOLIVIANARMED FORCES SAID THAT GUEVARA / IDENTIFIED HIMSELF BEFORE HE DIED, AND SAID / THAT HIS FIGUREPRINTS MATCHED THOSE SUPPLIED / BY THE AU THORITIES OF ARGENTINE, WHERE HE / WAS BORN. / GUEVARA, WHO WAS ONCE A MINISTER IN / CUBA, AND A CLOSE COLLABORATOR / OF DR CASTRO, THE PRIME MINISTER, HAD BEEN HUNTED BY A / NUMBER OF SOUTH AMERICAN GOVERNME NTS SI NCE / HE DISAPPEARED. FROM CUBA TWO YEARS A GO. / HE PREACHED REVOLUTION FOR THE WHOLE OF / SOUTH AMERICA. / PHOTO SHOWS: / A CLOSE UP OF THE BODY SAID BY THE BOLIVIAN / ARMY TO BE THAT OF THE LATIN AMERICAN REVOLUT- / IONARY "CHE" GUEVARA.
printed in ink, visible through this paper collage, l.r.: JOE TILSON / 11.Argyll road / Kensington / London, W.8. / U.K.
printed in ink, visible through this paper collage, l.l.: date / scale / job
stamped in ink reverse l.l.c.: K (in square) 7184
Accession Number
1995.557
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Dr David Rosenthal, Governor, 1995
© Joe Tilson / DACS, London. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display