- Meiselas, Susan; Inturismo
Nicaragua un país que se descubre
N.I. [Inturismo?], N.P., N.D., , , , Very Good /
N.P.: N.I., N.D. [1979?]. Offset lithograph poster. [27¾ x 21 inches]. Wear to edges, pinholes on corners, Very Good. The photograph is the work of Susan Meiselas, credited on the poster. "Ocultando su identidad detras de su mascaras tradicionales, nativos del rebelde barrio Monimbo de en Masaya, preparan bombas de contacto para combatir el ejercito de la Dictadura, durante la Guerra de Liberacion." (Foto de Susan Meiselas) Rough translation: Nicaragua a country that discover itself: Inturismo. Hiding their identity behind their traditional masks, natives of the rebel Monimbo neighborhood in Masaya, prepare contact bombs to combat the army of the Dictatorship, during the War of Liberation." Appears at first glance to be a tourism poster, but is seemingly an ironic parody of such. One of a series wryly praising colonial architecture and other similarly inappropriate national artifacts. Meiselas's image appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine on June 30, 1978 as seen here, and is inexplicably flopped from how it appears in Meiselas's book, Nicaragua, June 1978 – July 1979. All posters are presently stored between acid free boards, flat, under weight. They will be shipped rolled, in tubes.