Che Guevara poster artist looks back on 50 revolutionary years

Artist Jim Fitzpatrick who has created an Irish postage stamp using the poster of Che Guevara he created in 1968 entitled 'Viva Che!' based on a photograph by Alberto Korda poses for a picture at his studio in Dublin, Ireland October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne/File Photo

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Fifty years after creating the Che Guevara poster that still adorns student bedrooms around the world, Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick is delighted at its ubiquity, but concerned at its exploitation for commercial gain. Fitzpatrick created the image in 1968 from a photograph of the Argentine Marxist revolutionary taken in 1960 by Cuban […]

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