The Disasters of War by Jake and Dinos Chapman

This portfolio of 83 etchings plus 12 proofs is the Chapman brothers’ response to, and reinterpretation of, Goya’s famous series of The Disasters of War.


Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
Charles Booth-Clibborn

It is one of the most potent expressions of printmaking published in the last twenty years and this set is unusual for being white ink on black paper. Some of the plates take specific Goya prints as points of departure, but elsewhere the range of imagery takes in a variety of other references, such as Symbolist writers and artists, and Hollywood movies. The Fitzwilliam aims to represent the best of contemporary British printmaking and these are the first works by the Chapman brothers to enter the collection.


Charles Booth Clibborn at The Paragon Press.

Venue details

Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900

Entry details

Free to all

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun & Bank Holidays 12noon – 5pm Closed Mon, 24 – 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan