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Artist: Pablo O’Higgins, American, 1904–1983
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexico City, founded 1937

Buenos vecinos, buenos amigos (Good Neighbors, Good Friends)

1944

Color offset lithograph

45.5 × 64.5 cm (17 15/16 × 25 3/8 in.)
framed: 59.53 × 74.77 × 2.7 cm (23 7/16 × 29 7/16 × 1 1/16 in.)
Gift of Monroe E. Price, B.A. 1960, LL.B 1964, and Aimée Brown Price, M.A. 1963, Ph.D. 1972
2011.203.2
Commissioned by the U.S.’s short-lived Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs (1940–45), this work highlights the Good Neighbor Policy set into motion by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt. Above a banner that reads “Good Neighbors, Good Friends,” Abraham Lincoln and Benito Juárez look to a point beyond the poster, the flags of their respective countries fanning out behind them to frame a vignette of American and Mexican laborers shaking hands. Pablo O’Higgins’s statement of collaboration and goodwill came close to the end of the policy, which began its decline with the onset of the Cold War in 1945.
Geography: 
Made in Mexico
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mexican
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints - Posters
Bibliography: 

Helga Prignitz, El Taller de Gráfica Popular en México, 1937–1977 (Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1992), 315, no. 60.

Gonzalo Celorio et al., Pablo O’HIggins: Hombre del Siglo XX, 1 ed. (Mexico City: Difusión Cultural, UNAM, 1992), 79, no. 21, ill.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2012.pdf (accessed December 21, 2012).

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