Stop the War Coalition Poster Number 8 [War Kills]

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  • Art.IWM PST 8861
Art and Popular Design
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Great Britain
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: lithograph
  • Support: Height 593 mm, Width 418 mm
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  • object category: Poster

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Object description

whole: The poster has a white background. Across the top of the sheet is a line of green type with a green and black circular logo in the upper right corner. The majority of the page is filled by the image. Below the image is a large line of black type contained in a thin black box. image: A collaged image of a soldier standing in a pool of blood, made from tobacco packaging and red paint. They are placed in such a way that the government health warnings are prominently displayed and over-written by the artist to convey anti-war messages. Cigarettes are arranged around the soldier to form a landscape of mosques and oil refineries. text: 'Stop the War Coalition Poster number 8 by Ralph Steadman 2003. War kills. Soldiers die younger. War clogs the arteries and causes heart attacks and stokes. Government Health Warning'.


Posters sold to fundraise for 'Stop The War Coalition'.

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Eighth in a set of 8 posters sold separately.

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