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We Do Not Want the War (The Desires of Peace) [No Queremos la Guerra (Los Deseos de la Paz)]
The prints No Queremos la Guerra (Los Deseos de la Paz) and Resistencia, which probably date from about 1949 to 1951, may have been created as part of a campaign to promote peace conferences in Sweden and Poland. The TGP Taller de Gráfica Popular artists Pablo O’Higgins, Leopoldo Méndez, Marianna Yampolsky, Adolfo Mexiac, and Francisco Mora composed large portfolios to decry the nuclear armament of world nations…The main figure in No Queremos la Guerra symbolizes all the working people of the world who protest the threat of atomic war. This individual presents petitions reading “All the people of the world sign against the atomic war” to the world leaders planning nuclear warfare, who are reduced in size at the left of the composition.
from Costa, Para la Gente: Art, Politics and Cultural Identity of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (Notre Dame, 2009)