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_44157195_poster.jpgToday is the 40th anniversary of Che Guevara’s death.

The BBC has a piece up titled “Che: the icon and the ad” tracing the history of the famous Guevara image.

“There is no other image like it. What other image has been sustained in this way?” asks Trisha Ziff, the curator of a touring exhibition on the iconography of Che.

“Che Guevara has become a brand. And the brand’s logo is the image, which represents change. It has becomes the icon of the outside thinker, at whatever level – whether it is anti-war, pro-green or anti-globalisation,” she says.

Here’s the full article.

4 comments on “Che”

  1. MikeE 1

    Glad to see that you guys are celebrating the death of an authoritarian murderer as well!

  2. all_your_base 2

    No particular celebration MikeE, just a simple post about an iconic figure and an image.

  3. MikeE 3

    You don’t think its worth celebrating the fact that a cold hearted, totalitarian, socialist murdering bastard is dead? I do.

    Do you have an opinion on those who portray this man as a hero, who personally dispatched detractors at the La Cabaña Prison in Havana?

    The man who supported nuclear war, because his socialist paradise could be built from the ashes?

  4. There’d a certain irony in seeing someone protesting against summary detention at Gitmo while wearing a t-shirt bearing the image of someone who was comfortable with summary execution.

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