The Art Fund's public appeal continues for stamps of British heroes of Iraq
- 7 February 2008
Show your support by signing the online petition to create a set of stamps depicting British soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq.
Official war artist Steve McQueen, in collaboration with 137 families whose loved ones have lost their lives in Iraq, has created a cabinet containing a series of facsimile postage sheets, each one dedicated to a deceased soldier. The work is entitled ‘Queen and Country’ and The Art Fund has presented this cabinet to the Imperial War Museum, but until real stamps are issued the work is incomplete.
For more information and to sign the petition click here
Read support from the National press:
The Independent on Sunday - 'War. What is it good for? Art'
Blackpool Gazette - 'Gunner Lee's Stamp Image'
The Northern Echo - 'Redcap honoured by Turner Prize Artist'
The Daily Telegraph - 'Imperial War Museum: The poignant power of the 'war' artists
The Sun - 'Call for hero soldiers on stamps'
The Guardian - 'Petition to honour Britain's soldiers on stamps launched'
The Financial Times - 'War campaign stamps for dead soldiers'
The Guardian - 'In praise of..stamps for soliders'
24hourmuseum - 'Art Fund and Steve McQueen in appeal for Royal Mail stamps of British Iraq war dead.
Halifax Courier - 'Corporal Kris's family back bid to honour fallen soldiers on stamps'
The Daily Mail - 'I don't ever think I'll be fine again' says mother who lost her daughter in Iraq roadside bomb