The Alchemy of Horrific Memories

I found these in a British mag… paintings of AK47 guns, created for Peace Day-2012 in the UK. Curated by artist Jake Chapman and featuring artists Damien Hirst, Nancy Fouts, Solange Azagury Partridge, Mat Collishaw, Jeremy Deller, Ryan Gander, Douglas Gordon, Antony Gormley and Gary Hume among others, the brief was re-interpret  one of the most internationally recognised weapons of war. Their commission was to 'recast a weapon of devastation as a conduit to peace'. 23 decommissioned Kalashnikovs were used for this wonderful show!


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