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Artist
Carol Summers
Title
Kill for Peace
Date
1967
Medium
serigraph on paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 23 3/8 × 19 1/8 inches (59.4 × 48.6 cm)
Tags
Print
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dorksy.
Accession Number
1972.4
The 1967 portfolio titled Artists and Writers Protest Against the War in Vietnam, published by Artists and Writers Protest, Inc., New York, exemplified the conflicted position in which many artists found themselves in the 1960s. Artists focused their antiwar actions and energies on aesthetic strategies of dissent. This portfolio was published to raise funds for the protest activities of the group.

Carol Summer’s contribution titled Kill for Peace dissents the specific decisions of the US government to use “Agent Orange” and napalm, which impacted the civilians of Vietnam during the war (1965-1973).