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Deadly Detached I

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





oil on canvas


H 203 x W 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

Work type


Normally on display at

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3NG England

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