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Childsplay I; Barry CLEAVIN; 15 MAR 1984; 1352

Childsplay I; Barry CLEAVIN, Denise COPLAND; 2015; 1352
Name/Title
Childsplay I
About this object
An image of the underside of a plane and three naked babies falling through the black sky (as though they are bombs dropped by the plane).
Date Made
15 MAR 1984
2015
Medium and Materials
Etching and aquatint on paper
Place Made
Portobello
Subject and Association Keywords
World War II
Violence
Politics
Portraits/Child/Infant
Aircraft
Subject and Association Description
The underside of a Stuka plane with infants in freefall. Cleavin explained this work by saying “if you were going to bomb a city, you might as well throw babies out of aircraft, it’s a quicker way to the end result.”
Collection
Dame Ann and John Hercus
Credit Line
Gifted by Ann and John Hercus in 2015
Object Type
Print
Object number
1352

Tags

Aircraft
Child Portraits
Infant
Politics
Portraits
Violence
World War II


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