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Poster - Action Man. Battle Field Casualties
  • Action Man. Battle Field Casualties
    Cullen, Darren
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Action Man. Battle Field Casualties

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed and published)

  • Date:

    2013 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cullen, Darren (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Card and ink jet printing

  • Museum number:

    E.640:3-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 160

Darren Cullen is an artist living and working in East London. His first, self-published comic is “an absurd and potentially offensive satire on military recruitment and the false promises that come with life (and death) in the army.” The comic is printed on a single sheet of paper featuring a 1.48 metre Bayeux tapestry style recreation of the Iraq war. His 'deluxe edition' contains several additional pull out pieces of work, including army related flyer adverts, A3 "Action Man Battlefield Casualties" poster, a 16 page 'Make Stuff Dead' mini-comic, postcards and stickers.

Cullen uses black humour to great effect and has created a biting satire of the modern army. His lively illustrations and witty use of language are unapologetically controversial, yet Cullen’s comic provides a counter voice to the British Government and Armed Forces concerted efforts to boost their reputation and numbers in the wake of the unpopular wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in the early part of the Twentieth Century.

Physical description

Poster entitled 'Action Man. Battle Field Casualties'.

Place of Origin

London (printed and published)

Date

2013 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Cullen, Darren (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Card and ink jet printing

Dimensions

Height: 212 mm, Width: 148 mm, Width: 1490 mm

Descriptive line

'Action Man. Battle Field Casualties'; by Darren Cullen; London, 2013

Materials

Card

Techniques

Ink jet printing

Subjects depicted

Battle; Wars

Categories

Prints; Satire; Military; War

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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