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Vietnam with helicopters and kids / Gift of America

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1995,0507.2

  • Title (object)

    • Vietnam with helicopters and kids

    Title (series)

    • Gift of America
  • Description

    Fleet of approaching helicopters, with two Vietnamese children in foreground, one of whom is lying on the ground and the other is viewed screaming within a weapon's target scope. 1967 Sepia etching and aquatint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1967
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 600 millimetres
    • Width: 400 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed and numbered 24/50 in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    A protest against the American involvement in the Vietnam War. This print produced in 1967 is no.3 from the artist's series 'Gift of America', 1966-68, which was published to support the group Artists Against Racism and the War in Boston, Massachusetts. It was produced in an edition of 50 plus 10 artist proofs.
    The artist wrote to Frances Carey on 27/2/95 that "A group of Boston artists formed a group 'Artists Against War & Racism' and Impressions Press pulled them for us". The artist explained that the series title is ironic: 'Napalm (Gift [German for 'poison'] of America".

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  • Location

    Not on display (American XXc Mounted Atlas)

  • Subjects

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: American-Vietnam War
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1995

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1995,0507.2

Fleet of approaching helicopters, with two Vietnamese children in foreground, one of whom is lying on the ground and the other is viewed screaming within a weapon's target scope. 1967 Sepia etching and aquatint

Fleet of approaching helicopters, with two Vietnamese children in foreground, one of whom is lying on the ground and the other is viewed screaming within a weapon's target scope. 1967 Sepia etching and aquatint

reproduced by permission of the artist © The Trustees of the British Museum

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