Cartoon Print 2

CCAC #: 0475
Artwork title: Cartoon Print 2
Artist(s): Mickey Patel
Year made: 1988
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Woodcut
Dimensions (mm): 58.5 x 45.5
Edition: 3/100
Artwork series: Posters for the Free Mandela Campaign
Source: Unrecorded
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: In storage

The artwork portrays the transformation of a ballot box into a military tank, which then becomes a coffin. This is reminiscent of the famous speech ‘Ballot or the Bullet’ by Malcom X; the bullet symbolised war, warning that in the absence of free and fair elections, violence would inevitably break out and result in human casualties.

CCAC 430246

Photographer: Staff
Photo copyright: CCT

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