Rupert García, Stop Deportation

Stop Deportation

Rupert García, Stop Deportation, 1973. Silkscreen.

¡Cesen Deportación! depicts barbed wire that alludes to the constructed borders, both real and imagined, that are placed to keep people from entering the U.S. The artwork calls for the end of deportation of undocumented immigrants. While the piece does not contain any actual depictions of people, the barbed wire suggests not only the presence of immigrant bodies, but also of those who erected the fence.