Art For Central AmericaPrimary Artist: Terry Forman

Created: San Francisco Collective, 1987

Medium: Photocopied

Dimensions: 11″ x 17


Fireworks was part of a robust movement of activist artists in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Although the artist collectives in San Francisco and Los Angeles were small, we worked with other artists to promote their work and contribute to a larger arts based activist movement happening across the US. Almost all of Fireworks silkscreen posters were made to be posted on bus stops, telephone poles, and other public surfaces as part of our mission to bring awareness of the inequalities and social justice issues of the times. Fireworks made many large banners, hand drawn placards, and street puppets as a contributions to the many mass demonstrations and direction actions that were held protest the US funded wars and interventions across the globe in the 1980s and 90s.


Image: Drawing of the half face of a woman looking out from behind a wall that has the words calling artists to action. Behind the women is a textured woven fabric of triangles, lines, and blocks.

Words: Artists, Put Central America On Every Street, On Every Wall! Behind the Lines, Street Art Poster Series.

Color: black ink on white paper

Event: San Francisco, CA.


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