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Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1987 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Docklands Community Poster Project (print-makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand coloured photographic print on paper that has been laminated in plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Greenwich Mural Workshop

  • Museum number:

    E.512-2013

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3E, shelf HIGH, box 5L2

Physical description

Laminated, landscape oriented, colour poster depicting Canary Wharf with buildings made of piled-up coins, a blackbird reading a newspaper wearing a bowler hat perched on the coin buildings, an eagle, holding the U.S. flag and a canary, circling above with vultures.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1987 (made)

Artist/maker

Docklands Community Poster Project (print-makers)

Materials and Techniques

Hand coloured photographic print on paper that has been laminated in plastic

Marks and inscriptions

'CANARY WHARF IS FOR THE BIRDS'
'and for developers, speculators, stockbrokers and their financiers'
'THEIR PICKINGS-WHOSE BONES'

Dimensions

Height: 46.3 cm, Width: 66.7 cm, :

Descriptive line

Poster encouraging local action against the proposed Canary Wharf office development, depicting Canary Wharf with buildings made of piled-up coins, a blackbird reading a newspaper wearing a bowler hat is perched on the coin buildings, an eagle holding the U.S. flag and a canary circles above with vultures, made by Docklands Community Poster Project, 1987

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

From an exhibition by Greenwich Mural Workshop, 'Printing is Easy...? Community Printshops 1970-1986'

Materials

Paper; Plastic laminate; Material

Techniques

Printing; Technique

Subjects depicted

Subject; Birds

Categories

Posters; Printmaking techniques

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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