Steve McQueen: Queen and Country

Steve McQueen: Queen and Country
Library Shelf Location 18.MCQU
Publication Date 2010
Description Queen and Country was created by Steve McQueen in response to a visit he made to Iraq in 2003 following his appointment by the Imperial War Museum's Art Commissions Committee as an official UK war artist. Queen and Country was also commissioned by Manchester International Festival. During the six days McQueen spent in Iraq, he was moved and inspired by the camaraderie of the servicemen and women that he met. He proposed that portraits of those who have lost their lives during the conflict be issued as stamps by Royal Mail. In collaboration with 160 families whose loved ones have lost their lives in Iraq, McQueen has created a cabinet containing a series of facsimile postage sheets, each one dedicated to a deceased soldier. The Art Fund, the UK's leading art charity, presented this cabinet to the Imperial War Museum in November 2007 and is currently touring the work around the UK. But until real stamps are issued the work is incomplete.
ISBN 9780863556364
Quantity 1
Pages 320
Format Hardback
Publisher British Council
Related Artist Steve McQueen
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords Memorials, Wars, Armed conflicts
Related Country/Global Region Iraq
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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