Image of Gallery in South Kensington
Not currently on display at the V&A
On short term loan out for exhibition

It takes up to 40 dumb animals to make a fur coat.

Poster
1986-1987 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This hard-hitting poster was originally issued by the environmental campaigning group Greenpeace in 1984, in protest against the fur trade. It generated much controversy, not least from those who detected a trace of sexism in it.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour offset lithograph
Brief Description
Anti fur poster, photography by David Bailey for Lynx, United Kingdom, 1986-7
Physical Description
Landscape format poster printed in red and black on white ground. To right of image lower half of woman wearing short black skirt, tights and high heeled shoes, dragging behind her a fur coat this in turn has left a broad trail of red blood in its wake. Captioned both above this 'trail' and below the female figure.
Dimensions
  • Sheet height: 496mm
  • Sheet width: 990mm
Production typeProof
Marks and Inscriptions
Lynx. Fighting the fur trade. Visit the Lynx Shop at 79 Long Acre, London WC2. PO Box 509 Dunmow Essex. Te:0371 2016 (Distributor's identification; lower right corner; offset lithography)
Object history
RF number is 1991/2338.



Displayed in 'Green Images: Posters and Printed Ephemera' (February - May 1992).
Production
the title line continues 'But only one to wear it.'
Subjects depicted
Summary
This hard-hitting poster was originally issued by the environmental campaigning group Greenpeace in 1984, in protest against the fur trade. It generated much controversy, not least from those who detected a trace of sexism in it.
Collection
Accession Number
E.3041-1991

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record createdMarch 8, 2003
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