Not on display
- Peter Kennard born 1949
- Photographs on paper, ink and gouache on card
- 305 x 385 mm
- Purchased from the artist 2007
Blair Peach was an anti-fascist campaigner who was killed in 1979 by a police officer from the Special Patrol Group at an anti-racism demo in Southall, Middlesex. It took 30 years for this to be acknowledged publically after the original coroner’s verdict of ‘death by misadventure’. Who Killed Blair Peach? was first published as a postcard and poster to raise funds for the justice group ‘Friends of Blair Peach’. Based on a postage stamp issued in the same year, the benign image of the community policeman celebrated by the stamp is forensically examined through a magnifying glass to reveal an image of Peach.
Gallery label, September 2018
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