Irving Petlin, Jon Hendricks, Frazer Dougherty, Ronald L. Haeberle, Emilio Ambasz. Q. And babies? A. And babies.. 1970

Irving Petlin, Jon Hendricks, Frazer Dougherty, Photograph by Ronald L. Haeberle, Emilio Ambasz Q. And babies? A. And babies. 1970

  • Not on view

This poster, a condemnation of the My Lai massacre of hundreds of unarmed civilians by US soldiers in South Vietnam, was conceived on November 25, 1969, at a meeting between members of the AWC and MoMA’s Executive Staff Committee. The paper and printing were donated and color plates completed by December 18, but the Museum withdrew its support when William S. Paley, President of the Board, determined it could not take a position on any matter not directly related to a specific function of the institution. The AWC nevertheless released and freely distributed fifty thousand copies.

Gallery label from Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000, July 29–November 5, 2012
Offset lithograph
25 x 38" (63.5 x 96.5 cm)
Artists Poster Committee of the Art Workers Coalition,New York, NY
Gift of the Benefit for Attica Defense Fund
Object number
Architecture and Design