Nancy Spero “Vietnamese Women” (1985)

printmaking image of a woman walking

Nancy Spero

This is a large hand-printed and painted work that is so long it cannot be taken in without walking along it.

The subject matter is an image of a Vietnamese woman fleeing the massacre of civilians in 1968, taken from the news. Spero states the cigarette in the woman’s mouth is a symbol of survival.

(credit: Walk Ways catalog)