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Agent 204
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posted 10 November 2004 01:40 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Fascinating that the artist managed to slip this one by the Mint.

[ 10 November 2004: Message edited by: Mike Keenan ]


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Reality. Bites.
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posted 10 November 2004 02:49 PM      Profile for Reality. Bites.        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You say commie, I say Kryptonian


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Agent 204
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posted 10 November 2004 02:54 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dunno, the gear and wheat look pretty commie to me:


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DrConway
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posted 10 November 2004 03:56 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's reminiscent of 1950s architecture, somehow, to me.
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lagatta
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posted 10 November 2004 04:09 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Such allusions to industrial and agricultural labour were common in a lot of 1930s public art, and in many postwar national symbols, including that of "defascistised" Italy. They did indeed reflect the role of Communist and Socialist parties and trade unions in the resistance struggle.

The Constitution of the postwar Italian Republic, begins, "Italy is a republic, founded on labour"...


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Agent 204
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posted 10 November 2004 04:32 PM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Whatever the case, I hope they stay in circulation. I like them.
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