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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case X, Shelf 1032, Box A

Cousin David in a hurry

Photograph
1973-1976 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Michael Bennett is a British photographer. He studied fine art at Leeds University and subsequently worked as a photomontage artist. Since 1965, Bennett has used photomontage - combining fragments of various images - to make satirical or political comments. He has said that his "basic ideas are to manipulate images, to continually experiment, and to arrive at a satirical or humorous end which is mass published." In accordance with these aims, Bennett’s publications have included a series of postcards intended for inexpensive and widespread distribution. In 1989, his work featured in ‘The Satiric Verses’ in the magazine Private Eye.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gelatin silver print mounted on board by the artist.
Brief Description
Photograph by Michael Bennett, 'Cousin David in a hurry', from the series The Family, gelatin silver print, 1970s
Physical Description
A black and white photograph showing the back of a milk van parked on a street of houses. A man to the right of the frame is in the motion of walking, carrying several milk bottles.
Dimensions
  • Image width: 168mm
  • Image height: 114mm
Style
Production typeUnique
Marks and Inscriptions
Cousin David in a hurry (Title handwritten on board by photographer.)
Credit line
Given by Michael Bennett
Summary
Michael Bennett is a British photographer. He studied fine art at Leeds University and subsequently worked as a photomontage artist. Since 1965, Bennett has used photomontage - combining fragments of various images - to make satirical or political comments. He has said that his "basic ideas are to manipulate images, to continually experiment, and to arrive at a satirical or humorous end which is mass published." In accordance with these aims, Bennett’s publications have included a series of postcards intended for inexpensive and widespread distribution. In 1989, his work featured in ‘The Satiric Verses’ in the magazine Private Eye.

Collection
Accession Number
E.331-2013

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record createdOctober 28, 2013
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