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Q: And Babies? A: And Babies

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

In the wake of the 1968 My˜ Lai massacre in South Vietnam, where U.S. soldiers murdered between 347 and 504 civilians, members of the Poster Committee of the New York–based Art Workers Coalition (AWC) created And Babies? to fuel outrage at the Vietnam War’s brutality. AWC’s widely distributed poster combines a documentary photograph taken by U.S. Army photographer Ronald L. Haeberle with an excerpt of a CBS News television interview with soldier Paul Meadlo. Media coverage of the killing, as well as sustained artist protests, propelled the atrocities committed by the U.S. Army to the forefront of national consciousness.
MEDIUM Offset print on paper
DATES 1970
DIMENSIONS 25 x 38 in. (63.5 x 96.5 cm) frame: 38 1/8 x 48 1/8 x 1 3/4 in. (96.8 x 122.2 x 4.4 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Catherine Morris
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Irving Petlin (American, 1934-2018). Q: And Babies? A: And Babies, 1970. Offset print on paper, 25 x 38 in. (63.5 x 96.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Catherine Morris, 2014.101. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2014.101_PS4.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2014.101_PS4.jpg., 2011
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © The Artists' Poster Committee of the Art Workers' Coalition
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Irving Petlin (American, 1934-2018). <em>Q: And Babies? A: And Babies</em>, 1970. Offset print on paper, 25 x 38 in. (63.5 x 96.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Catherine Morris, 2014.101. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2014.101_PS4.jpg)