Peter Kennard

Who Killed Blair Peach?

1979

Not on display
Artist
Peter Kennard born 1949
Medium
Photographs on paper, ink and gouache on card
Dimensions
305 x 385 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased from the artist 2007
Reference
T12480

Display caption

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

Does this text contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? We would like to hear from you.

You might like