Miró was not a deeply political artist but he made a number of politically engaged works in response to the Spanish Civil War. In 1937 he was asked to design a one franc stamp to be sold for the benefit of the Republican Government in Spain. His design featured a Catalan peasant who raises a clenched fist in a Loyalist salute. He is predominantly yellow and red, in reference to the Spanish and Catalan flags. However, although the stamp was never issued, Miró subsequently made a stencil print of the design. It was printed in two editions, one of which included an inscription stating: “In this present battle I see on the fascist side just the outdated forces, and on the other side, the people whose immense creative resources which will give Spain a power which will astonish the whole world”.