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El Pueblo Unido

1973-74/2023
Cecilia Vicuña, El Pueblo Unido, 1973-74/2023

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Cecilia Vicuña has generously produced El Pueblo Unido,1973-74/2023, a limited edition artwork in support of Tate.

For her limited edition, Vicuña draws on memories of her time in London while in exile from 1973-75. The work depicts 12 pieces of wallpaper which she tore from the walls of her London flat. On each piece of wallpaper, she wrote a part of the phrase 'El pueblo unido jamás será vencido' which is the title of a Chilean protest song written by Sergio Ortega Alvarado and Quilapayún. The phrase translates to 'The people united will never be defeated' and has been adopted by various political movements around the world. The wallpaper pieces are treated like a deck of cards, intended to be dealt and rearranged to create new words and meaning. They are part of a larger work, Precarios: A Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance, 1973–4, which is in the Tate collection and currently on display in Tate Britain.

Each print is signed and numbered by the artist and comes unframed. Prices of the artwork are liable to change. As a limited edition sells out, prices of the artwork are subject to increase and the price will be clearly indicated.
  • Artist Cecilia Vicuña
  • Artwork El Pueblo Unido
  • Dimensions 70.4 x 52 cm
  • Material Digital pigment print with screen-printed varnish on paper
  • Edition Edition of 50, signed and numbered on the front
  • Date of work 1973-74/2023
Cecilia Vicuña (b. 1948 Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean Indigenous mestizo artist poet. Since the late 1960s she has created poems, paintings, sculpture, and film to explore and create alternative systems of knowledge that respect the Indigenous traditions that are a part of her heritage, while finding new ways to form connections with others and in response to pressing concerns of the modern world, including ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization. Vicuña studied Fine Art in the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, and later completed her studies with a British Scholarship at the Slade School of Fine Art in 1972. After the military coup against former Chilean President Salvador Allende, Vicuña became a founding member of Artists for Democracy while continuing to live and work in exile in London until 1975. Afterwards she lived in Bogotá, Colombia until 1980. The sense of impermanence and a desire to preserve and pay tribute to the indigenous history and culture of Chile have characterised her work throughout her career.

Vicuña’s work has been exhibited all over the world and is in numerous international private and public collections. In 2022, Vicuña created Brain Forest Quipu, a multi-part installation made of sculpture, sound, music and video, for the Hyundi Commission in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern. Vicuña returned to London to work on the installation with a team of local artisans and makers, and participants from local Latinx community.

Vicuña has published thirty-three volumes of art and poetry published in the United States, Europe, and Latin America and has received several awards including the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2022). In 2015 Vicuña was appointed the messenger lecturer at Cornell University. She divides her time between Chile and New York.
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Delivery & returns

Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

European Union – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks


Neon lights will be delivered in 2-4 weeks, as they are made in small batches and shipped separately from other items.

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £60:

UK – £3.60 per order

European Union – £15 per order

Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

UK – FREE
USA & Canada – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

Rugs

Rugs are dispatched directly from the Christopher Farr workshop, so they will arrive separately from any other items ordered from Tate Shop.

UK – £50 per order

For international shipping enquiries, please contact us at shop@tate.org.uk for quotes on delivery to selected countries.

 

Goldfinger + Tate furniture

As each item of furniture is made to order, delivery takes 12-14 weeks, and will arrive separately to any other items in your Tate Shop order.

UK – £150 per order using a specialist white-glove delivery service. An access check can be arranged for £80.
 

Food & Wine

Our collection of food and wine is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on wine orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

Wine: UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

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Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints, Goldfinger + Tate furniture, face coverings and pierced earrings. We cannot cover the cost of returning the items, unless we've made a mistake or they are faulty.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund the delivery charge on your order. You can contact our customer service team by email at shop@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 10.30 –17.00).

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