Friday, 21 December 2007

Queen and Country - hero postage stamps

Over 7,000 people have already signed up to the Art Fund's petition in support of Steve McQueen's project, Queen and Country and its vision for a set of official postage stamps to be issued by the Royal Mail. Steve McQueen visited Iraq in 2003 following his appointment by the Imperial War Museum's Art Commissions Committee as an official UK war artist. Inspired by the camaraderie of the servicemen and women that he met, he proposed that portraits of those who have lost their lives during the conflict be issued as British postage stamps.
Link> The Art Fund: Queen and Country
Link> Queen and Country - support the project