11 incarnations of the iconic photograph of Che GuevaraPictolic
March 5, 1960, Cuban photographer Alberto Korda took the famous photograph of Ernesto Che Guevara. A few years later this image literally conquered the world: it is studied in art schools as a true masterpiece, were published in millions of copies, and in the end, turned into a real brand.
Today we decided to see where and in what form appeared and continues to exist in modern life the image of a certain comrade Che, created by Alberto Korda.
Original picture: originally it was a random person, but the author later removed unnecessary elements. Photo titled "Heroic guerrilla" (Guerrillero Historico) hung on the wall in the apartment Cords for several years, until he gave her to a friend of the Italian publisher. He published right after the death of Che Guevara, and began the history of the enormous success of this image, which allowed to make many of its members a lot of money. Ironically, the Cord – perhaps the only one that this picture did not bring the material benefit.
Che Guevara in the Cuban money – peso.
The image of Che can often be seen on the buildings in the Cuban cities of the wall of the Ministry of internal Affairs in Havana decorated with metal image of a revolutionary. The signature: Hasta la victoria siempre (Spanish "always to victory").
Right: One of the most popular motifs in the Cuban graffiti.
A symbol of freedom, widely used in all kinds of Souvenirs, for example, is applied to t-shirts.
"Heroic guerrilla" by Andy Warhol. Separate the role of this iconic photo has played in art and culture, becoming a source of inspiration for many creative people.
Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick attached a photo of Cords to a window glass and transferred the outline of the image on the paper. With the resulting "negative" using special copy machine and black paint it printed poster on red paper and then gave away almost all instances of its work, which soon became as famous as her black-and-white original.
Lover of protest Madonna used the image of Che for the design of the album, 2003's "American Life", which is due to provocative songs condemning the war and the policy of the United States, brought her a lot of problems: the singer then many were accused of lack of patriotism.
In Russia, by the way, also has its own well-selling variations on the theme of portrait of Che.
Even has ice cream "Eskimo" with the face of a revolutionary.
And writer Victor Pelevin has placed the "Heroic guerrilla" on the cover of his bestselling book.
Che Guevara know and India: city Kasargod, Billboard encourages young people to participate in the regional student conference.