While fireworks slice through Great Britain’s skies tonight – commemorating Guy Fawkes’s failed attempt to explode the House of Lords in 1605 – In pictures reveals that Tate also has an explosive collection

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  • Yangjiang Group If I knew the danger ahead, I’d have stayed well clear 2007  three

    Yangjiang Group
    If I knew the danger ahead, I’d have stayed well clear 2007
    Firework performance

    Photo
    © Phil Olson
    © Yangjiang Group

  • Josiah McElheny, 'Island Universe' 2005-8

    Josiah McElheny
    Island Universe 2005-8
    Video, single channel
    duration: 18min, 8sec
    Presented by an anonymous donor 2010 Josiah McElheny

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  • Mary Potter, 'Bonfire' 1974

    Mary Potter
    Bonfire 1974
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1016 x 1518 mm
    Purchased 1974 The estate of Mary Potter

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  • Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'A Firework Display' circa 1830-1

    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    A Firework Display circa 1830-1
    Pencil on paper
    support: 75 x 94 mm
    Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

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  • Michael Rothenstein, 'Catherine Wheels' 1953

    Michael Rothenstein
    Catherine Wheels 1953
    Intaglio print on paper
    image: 298 x 425 mm
    Purchased 1986 The estate of Michael Rothenstein

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  • Martin Kippenberger, 'Fireworks for Millions / Jackie' 1989

    Martin Kippenberger
    Fireworks for Millions / Jackie 1989
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 840 x 595 mm
    Purchased 2005 Estate Martin Kippenberger/Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne

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  • Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'Venice: Santa Maria della Salute, Night Scene with Rockets' circa 1840

    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    Venice: Santa Maria della Salute, Night Scene with Rockets circa 1840
    Watercolour and bodycolour on paper
    support: 240 x 315 mm
    Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

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  • Cai Guo-Qiang, 'Mr Ye Who Loves Dragon' 2003

    Cai Guo-Qiang
    Mr Ye Who Loves Dragon 2003
    Gunpowder on paper
    support: 4000 x 6000 mm
    Presented by Billstone Foundation in honour of the artist 2005 Cai Studio

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  • after Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'St Mark's Place, Venice: Juliet and her Nurse, engraved by George Hollis' 1842

    after Joseph Mallord William Turner
    St Mark's Place, Venice: Juliet and her Nurse, engraved by George Hollis 1842
    Line-engraving on paper
    image: 423 x 564 mm
    Purchased 1988

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  • Jeffery Camp, 'Rocket Over Venice' 1986

    Jeffery Camp
    Rocket Over Venice 1986
    Oil on canvas
    unconfirmed: 2440 x 1985 mm
    Lent by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of David and Rene McKee 2002 Jeffery Camp

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  • Roy Lichtenstein, 'Explosion' 1965-6

    Roy Lichtenstein
    Explosion 1965-6
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 562 x 435 mm
    Presented by the Museum of Modern Art, New York 1976 Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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Watch a thrilling fireworks performance by Yangjiang Group