Che Reissue

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Che Reissue Print

Year: 2000
Run Size: 10
Part of Set: Reissues
Size: 18x24
Paper: unknown
Print Type: Screen Print
Release Date:

This print is one of a select few that were reissued in 2000. For more information, see Reissues.

From Suppy and Demand, pg. 95:
The Che Guevara photo, taken by Alberto Korda in 1960, is probably the most clichéd image of rebellion worldwide. I stole it not so much to endorse what Che was about or what he did, but to demonstrate that symbols become easy to manipulate after they have a life beyond their real history. I see lots of kids with Che t-shirts who probably know nothing about him besides his rebel status. I tried to capture some of the essence of the original Che photograph, but it’s clearly not Che’s face – it’s Andre the Giant’s face. After this picture sat in the window of a San Diego art gallery for three months, a clerk across the street pointed at my Andre icon face t-shirt and exclaimed, “Che Guevara! I too am a fan of Che Guevara.” It just shows how people’s memory can be reconditioned through imagery. (Note: This quote refers to the original 1997 release of this print.)

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