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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption"Daddy, what did you do in the coup?"
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Telegraph
Date23 Aug 1991
FormatArtwork
Size53 x 37cm
TechniqueBlack ink
Embedded text or transcriptPravda
Communist Party
With acknowledgements
Person DepictedGorbachev; Mikhail (1931-)
NotesCaption for exhibition "Corny Pastiche" Templeman Library Gallery, Oct. 2006: "On 19 August 1991, as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev prepared to sign a new union treaty with leaders of the republics, a group of hardliners in the Soviet Communist Party staged a coup. Gorbachev was held under house arrest in the Crimea, but when the coup collapsed after a few days he returned to Moscow. His relationship to the Soviet Communist Party and the plotters was very close, for he had been a full party member since 1952, and a member of the Central Committee since 1971. However, he now resigned as General Secretary, advised the Central Committee to dissolve itself, and promised to purge the Party. On 18 October 1991 Gorbachev and the representatives of eight republics signed an agreement forming a new economic community."
SubjectsPravda
Russia
Toys
children
communism
fathers
posters
revolution
Copyright contact detailssyndication@telegraph.co.uk
GenrePastiche.
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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