Stop the War Coalition Poster Number 1

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  • Art.IWM PST 8854
Art and Popular Design
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Great Britain
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph
  • Support: Height 593 mm, Width 420 mm
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  • object category: Poster

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Object description

whole:sheet is filled by the photomonatged image on a black background. A line of green type runs along the top of the sheet, next to it is a circular logo in green, white and black. image: A photograph of the world wearing a gas mask. The American flag is shown in one lens is and the Union Flag in the other. Several missile heads protrude from the breathing piece. text: Stop the War Coalition Poster number 1 by Peter Kennard 2003.


Sold to fundraise for 'Stop The War Coalition'. It is an adaptation of an earlier Kennard image, which formed part of the 1983 'Target London' photomontage series for Ken Livingstone's Greater London Council. Then the image reflected upon the Cold War nuclear arms race with a Soviet 'Hammer and Sickle' appearing in one of the lenses of the mask. This updated version replaces the hammer and sickle with a Union Flag to criticise the UK's support of America's Bush administration and its 'War on Terror'.

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one of a set of 8 posters sold separately.

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