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Guerrilla chic at the Tropenmuseum

3 February 2007 - The famous Che Guevara photo has been used for almost anything: for t-shirts, El Che cigarettes, rickshaw covers in Bangladesh, Cherry Guevara Magnum ice cream and much more. Many examples are on show at a fine exhibition at the Tropenmuseum.

Objects include curiosa such as a Guevara Hawaii shirt, a book on Guevara from Iran, and a pink handbag with Guevara’s head on one side, and fragments from a David Bowie song on the other side: He looked a lot like Che Guevara, Drove a Diesel van, Panic in Detroit.

There is also a pamphlet in which the Cuba Information Working Group and the ASVA students’ union announce a meeting on the occasion of the death of Guevara. Speakers included student leader Ton Regtien and writer Harry Mulisch.

Che Guevara’s photo was taken in 1960. He has been seen as an expression of revolutionary fervour and as a new Jesus, but increasingly his photo became the ‘embodiment of guerrilla chic’, as a sign at the exhibition has it.

At the Tropenmuseum, the Beauty and the Bead exhibition is still on display as well, featuring a Jeanne Moreau evening dress and clothing of the Masaï.

Information about the Che exhibition. Illustration: Grenada mural, 1983. Photograph by David Kunzle, Grenada. This 3 metres high mural was destroyed during the American Invasion of Grenada in 1983.


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