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  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2003 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Steadman, Ralph (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printing

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.1050-2003

  • Gallery location:

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

This poster by Ralph Steadman 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 Ralph Steadman shows a row of pencil-shaped strips of newspaper, stained in blood, rising from a blood-soaked ground. It underlines the role of the media in a political conflict, delivering news of death and destruction. The dramatic use of red and the simplicity of the design make this poster a memorable image.

Physical description

A poster with a row of red-stained, pointy strips of newspaper. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

2003 (made)

Artist/maker

Steadman, Ralph (artist)

Materials and Techniques

printing

Marks and inscriptions

"Stop the War Coalition www.stopwar.org.uk Poster number 6 by Ralph Steadman 2003"

Dimensions

Width: 59.5 cm, Height: 42 cm

Descriptive line

Anti-war poster by Ralph Steadman, in Stop the War Coalition set of eight posters, 2003

Subjects depicted

Blood (animal material); Newspapers; Pacifism

Categories

Prints; Politics; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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