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Poster - untitled

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  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2003 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gentleman, David, born 1930 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printing

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.1047-2003

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LP, shelf 32

This poster by David Gentleman is one of a set of eight, commissioned by the Stop the War Coalition in 2003, in protest against Britain’s involvement in the US-led war in Iraq. Seven of Britain’s leading artists were commissioned to produce posters. The posters were signed and published in a limited edition of 100.
This image by David Gentleman relies on simple visuals to communicate its message. The word ‘No’ is splattered with blood. The words on the letter ‘o’ condense the issues and debate around the war: blood price, collateral damage and imperialism etc. The straightforward appearance of the poster belies the complexity of its theme.

Physical description

A poster with the word 'No' with tall black letters, splattered with blood, on a white surface. Writing on the 'o'. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

2003 (made)

Artist/maker

Gentleman, David, born 1930 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

printing

Marks and inscriptions

"Stop the War Coalition www.stopwar.org.uk Poster number 3 by David Gentleman 2003 war on Iraq axis of oil brute force friendly fire body bags blood price collateral smart bombs orphans imperialism hypocrisy heroics quick fix"

Dimensions

Height: 59.5 cm, Width: 42 cm

Descriptive line

An anti-war poster by David Gentleman, in the Stop the War Coalition set of eight posters, 2003

Subjects depicted

Blood (animal material); Pacifism

Categories

Prints; Politics; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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