Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Crushed Missile

Peter Kennard's 1980 photographic work, "Crushing Missile", is like most of his work a political piece. From the year of creation and the imagery of the picture it is clearly about the Cold War, providing commentary on the race to create the most powerful weapon. Beacuase the picture was created before the conclusion of the Cold War, I think Kennard is simply trying to express that he is anti-war, as with other pieces he has created which feature peace signs and general anti-war images. I like the contract of light and dark and how the hand appears to be floating as if it caught the missile in mid-air and crushed.

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