United Nations by Langlands & Bell

This is one of a group of sculptures made during 1990 and 1991 in the run up to the first Gulf War.


MDF, Rohacell, paint, cellulose, lacquer, glass
57 x 137 x 15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£9,000 ( Total: £20,000)
Acquired in:
Langlands & Bell

The circular emblem of the United Nations Organisation has been compressed and distorted. The emblem is under pressure in a way that the organisation's hopes to prevent conflict were under pressure and eventually failed in this period. This work links directly to the Herbert's priority of collecting works which deal with themes of conflict, peace and reconciliation.


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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry West Midlands CV1 5QP 024 7623 7521 www.theherbert.org

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