Prominent artist Claes Oldenburg and designer Sara Seagull created this original poster in 1984 titled Artists CallAgainst U.S. Intervention in Central America.
The poster itself explains its mission in this way:
"Artists call against U.S. intervention in Central America is a nationwide mobilization of artists organizing out of New York City. A huge series of exhibitions and events will be centered around January 22nd – the 52nd anniversary of the 1932 massacre in El Salvador which marked the beginning of the systematic destruction of the Salvadoran culture."
The poster goes on to list the many organizations and activities connected with this protest.
Largely textual, with black print against a dramatic yellow/orange field, the poster also shows the red silhouette of people who are using a rope to topple a statue of a banana plant, perhaps a symbol of a "banana republic" as the term is used in its most disparaging sense. This rare poster is included in a number of museum collections.