British art against nuclear weapons

This video from Britain says about itself:

TateShots: Peter Kennard – Studio Visit

14 April 2011

Shocking, haunting and unsettling, the photomontages of Peter Kennard live long in the memory. For the past four decades Peter Kennard has consistently challenged power structures and injustice, from his anti-nuclear works of the 1980s for CND to the powerful images he created in response to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Two top Stop Trident placards win CND competition

Saturday 27th February 2016

TWO artistic peace activists have won a competition to design a new placard for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

David Barnett and Kieran Walsh will see their distinctive designs carried through the streets of London to Downing Street today.

Their creative twists on anti-war traditions were selected by political artist Peter Kennard, who created the iconic broken missile graphic in the 1980s.

That design is on display at the Tate Gallery, while his other anti-war works are held at the Imperial War Museum.

“It’s vital that we create images for the streets that represent the global struggle against the madness of nuclear weapons,” said Mr Kennard.

“One humble handmade placard voicing the need for nuclear disarmament can have more power than a thousand corporate billboards trying to sell us what we don’t need.”

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