The Predator


8.   Bruce Kaiper, Media Project          1970
     "The Predator"          22x14.8 cm          serigraph

Using C.I.A. and Audobon Society photos shot through a mezzotint filter, Kaiper's graphic metaphor for the U.S. presence in Vietnam helped introduce local postermakers to John Heartfield's mode of political photomontage. The image reminds us that our national symbol is a carrion scavanger. Its colors conjure the heats of napalm; the figures also evoke Southern lynchings, emphasizing that people of color were the target in Vietnam.