Citation
Us Fellas Gotta Stick Together or The Last Defenses of Capitalism

Material Information

Title:
Us Fellas Gotta Stick Together or The Last Defenses of Capitalism [study]
Creator:
Hugo Gellert ( Artist )
Place of Publication:
USA, New York, NY
Creation Date:
1932
Materials:
chalk ( medium )
celotex ( medium )
plaster ( medium )
Measurements:
85 in x 49-1/2 in x 1-1/2 in ( Dimensions, framed )
215.9 cm x 125.7 cm x 3.8 cm ( Dimensions, framed )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Capitalism -- Communism/Socialism -- Laborers/Workers -- Social Classes
Genre:
studies (visual works) ( aat )

Notes

Abstract:
Mural study depicting three tiers of men arranged according to social classes. At the top is the ruling alliance-President Hoover, J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Sr., and Henry Ford shown in league with the gangster, Al Capone. Clutching bags of money, they are depicted as driven by greed and power. Soldiers and lawmen, the civil servants that enforce the status quo and keep the economic system functioning, occupy the middle tier. Tom Mooney, the trade unionist arrested in San Francisco on false charges of pipe bombing, is shown imprisoned at the bottom of the panel.
Preferred Citation:
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection

Record Information

Source Institution:
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Holding Location:
The Wolfsonian FIU Object Collection
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
87.1462.5.2.2 ( accession number )
Classification:
Fine Art