Insurgent Images: The Agitprop Murals of Mike Alewitz

Insurgent Images: The Agitprop Murals of Mike Alewitz

by Mike Alewitz, Paul Buhle, Martin Sheen
     
 

"Mike Alewitz's art has given eloquent voice to the aspirations of working people throughout the world."
—Martin Sheen

The most prolific U.S. labor muralist since the 1940s, Alewitz illuminates the hidden spaces where connections between the U.S. workforce and its extended relatives across the planet are to be found.

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"Mike Alewitz's art has given eloquent voice to the aspirations of working people throughout the world."
—Martin Sheen

The most prolific U.S. labor muralist since the 1940s, Alewitz illuminates the hidden spaces where connections between the U.S. workforce and its extended relatives across the planet are to be found.

Insurgent Images contains murals for the Teamsters, the Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers, the Communications Workers, United Electrical Workers, the United Farm Workers, as well as the Highlander Folk School and other labor institutions. Other works respond to dramatic events such as the 1984 strike of P-9 workers in Austin, Minnesota, the 1991 rebellion in Los Angeles, and the tragedy at Chernobyl. Altogether, this collection presents an inspiring artistic reading of our epoch.

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"Mike Alewitz's art has given eloquent voice to the aspirations of working people throughout the world."—-Martin Sheen
Booknews
Paul Buhle (American civilization, Brown U.) discusses the work of labor activist and muralist Mike Alewitz, whose remarkable art clothes walls from South Africa to Nicaragua to Los Angeles. Color illustrations, photographs of political actions, and a foreword by Martin Sheen. 11x8.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583670347
Publisher:
Monthly Review Press
Publication date:
08/07/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Mike Alewitz's art has given eloquent voice to the aspirations of working people throughout the world."—-Martin Sheen

Meet the Author

Mike Alewitz teaches mural painting at Central Connecticut State University and is the artistic director of the Labor Art and Mural Project.

Paul Buhle teaches American Civilization at Brown University. His many previous books include Taking Care of Business: Samuel Gompers, George Meany, Lane Kirkland, and The Tragedy of American Labor.

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