Thursday, November 4, 2010
Theater of War
"Theater of War" was created in 1986 for the Northwest Passage where it was published as a center spread. A large over run was also printed and distributed as a poster that could be wheat-pasted anywhere. "Theater of War" referred to the US involvement in Latin America and specifically, under the Reagan Administration, the illegal support of the Contra war against Nicaragua, which became known as the Iran-Contra affair. While that period has faded from collective memory and the teflon has been polished, the complex web of military and industrial involvement in foreign policy continue to make this image resonate.