N.p. Andrea Kantrowitz, 1987. Four original two-color silkscreen prints; approx. 36cm x 27cm or the reverse (sheet size 46cm x 36cm), on heavy stock; each image signed in plate and dated 1987. Fine condition.
Each print presents a portrait of a striking worker on the picket line of the Watsonville Cannery Strike, which involved as many as 2,000 production workers and lasted nearly two years. The strike was one of the most-reported labor actions of the Eighties, and was a key event in the struggle for Chicano workers' rights. These prints, produced to raise funds to support the striking workers, are unusual in the realm of social-movement graphics for offering a nuanced and highly personal view of the strike, in which the figures are surrounded by lengthy quotes from their subjects and strikers are portrayed as individuals rather than stylized worker-figures.