12 September 2011

Masters of this House


" I wish you welcome, comrades peasants! You come here not as guests, but as masters of this house, which holds the heart of the Russian Revolution. The will of millions of workers is now concentrated in this hall... There is now only one master of the Russian land: the union of the workers, soldiers and peasants..."
-Leon Trotsky. 1917. As quoted from John Reed's 10 Days that Shook the World

Peasants protesting the Tsarist regime and the bourgeois power over them.
The banner in the painting reads: Death to Freedom.

Masters of this House is ink and newspaper on wood panel. 72" x 36"

Masters of this House