Capital City

The Right to Work

Jo Spence

The Right to Work

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

20.32 x 25.4 cms (7.99 x 9.98 ins)

1979

HC 10391

Provenance

Jo Spence Memorial Archive
Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

Only known print.

Collaboration with Terry Dennett

Stamped on the reverse

This work can be seen as variant on a theme shared with the more familiar "The Highest Product of Capitalism" that is also in the Hyman Collection. Again Spence appears holding a sign, this time declaring "The Right to Work". The sign not only references John Heartfield but also, at a time of high unemployment, the Right to Work campaign of the newly formed Socialist Workers Party.



British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Jo Spence

The Right to Work

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

20.32 x 25.4 cms (7.99 x 9.98 ins)

1979

HC 10391

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