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Artist
Mark di Suvero
Title
L. B. Johnson: MURDERER
Date
1967
Medium
lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Sheet: 21 × 25 1/8 inches (53.3 × 63.8 cm)
Tags
Print
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dorsky.
Accession Number
1972.8
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.

Mark Di Suvero’s contribution titled L.B.J. addresses his critique directly towards then president Lyndon B. Johnson, and in a verse-like narrative, condemns his decisions and their consequences.