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Deadly Detached I

© Graham Crowley, courtesy of Beaux Arts. Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

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Four nuclear warheads emerge from Neo-Georgian style house which is blown apart by the impact of the explosion. The house is surrounded by a high defensive wall with barbed wire and a large closed gate, and is set in an urban landscape, viewed over chimneys and rooftops. Two helicopters survey the skies. Drawing in impasto and painted in successive semi-transparent glazes of cool blues and ochres.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    203 x 163 cm

  • Accession number

    NCM 1989-903

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the Ed Totah Gallery with the assistance of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1989

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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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