New Year's Fortune-Telling (TASS Window #1126), 1945

Sarkisian, Petr poster: New Year's Fortune-Telling (TASS Window #1126)

This is from a collection of extremely rare News Agency "window" posters from the Soviet Union. Posted daily in shop windows of Moscow after the German invasion started in June 1941, TASS posters were intended to rally support for the war, and later the post-war, effort.

Artists of these posters utilized a broad arsenal of visual strategies to both incite and inspire - from vicious satire, to potent slogans, to undiluted horror and hatred, to patriotic historical parallels.

The collection at International Poster Gallery features intricately hand stenciled TASS panels dating from March 1943 to late 1946 as the scales slowly tipped in the Soviets' favor, and beyond the armistice.

Learn more about the TASS panels.

Sarkisian, Petr

30.9 x 70.9 inches (78 x 180 cm)

Stencil

Inventory #RUP22268

KEYWORDS:
russia
propaganda
1940s
asia
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war - home front
world war ii
Social Realist
Soviet Union
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