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).

Maker

Barry CLEAVIN

Maker

Denise COPLAND

Date Made

15 MAR 1984

Date Made

2015

Medium and Materials

Etching and aquatint on paper

Place Made

Portobello

Subject and Association Keywords

World War II

Subject and Association Keywords

Violence

Subject and Association Keywords

Politics

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Child/Infant

Subject and Association Keywords

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

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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