“Looked a lot like Che Guevara”

This is  artist Jim Fitzpatrick with his iconic poster of Che Guevara.01.che-edL

Loads of history for Jim and Me.

Jim’s side of the story:

In 1967 I was outraged by the manner of Che Guevara’s execution while a prisoner of war in Bolivia and it led me to create this now world-famous image.

I have now also made this image available for free download so that it can be used by everyone -including those who cannot afford my prints or canvas of El Che: the unemployed, the oppressed, the victims of banker-imposed austerity here in Ireland, the EU and elsewhere, those who fight against the legal/political elite and the corrupt banker cartels who think they rule us -and those who rage against injustice.

This image is yours. Use it!

No resale or commercial usage please -it has been exploited enough.

Please remember I do NOT ever license this image for commercial usage. Misuse this image or resell any reproductions thereof and you will be liable for a fine of $10,000 per item sold or for any violation of my copyright of this image.

Time to RECLAIM CHE!

Free usage for leftist causes under Creative Commons Licence.
No fee for leftist/socialist political usage.

There’s more to Jim’s side in that people attempted to suppress the image. Toss in that it has been used for commercial purposes, as he points out above.

My side of this is that I heard Horslip’s “Book of Invasions” and it got me into the “Celtic” thing. The only copy I could find of this (besides Lady Gregory’s) was his. Actually, I think Jim published this after Horslips made their album.

Many years later, I encounter Jim on the ‘net and it turns out he is the one who did the poster of Che.

Because, long before Horslips’ Book of Invasions (Feck, Happy to meet, Sorry to Part, if we are going to go there). I WANTED a copy of this poster, but none was to be found.

So, I am happy to pass around the link to it so anyone else who wants an official Jim Fitzpatrick version of it.

Now, whether I got a copy of the signed, limited edition shall be between Jim and me: unless he comments here. But, what would you think if I have been looking (and lusting) for so long for a hard to find icon like this?

I am happy to help recclaim Che for Jim.

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