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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2003 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Steadman, Ralph (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


2003 (made)


Steadman, Ralph (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

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


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


Prints; Politics; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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