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Destruction of the National Front
Destruction of the National Front

© the artist. Photo credit: Tate

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The 1970s saw the rise of nationalist sentiments in some of the population and the rapid rise of the National Front, a political party which called for a ban on non-white immigration and for enforced repatriation. 'Destruction of the National Front' is a response to the appropriation of the British flag by a racist ideology. Chambers tore up and reconfigured an image of the Union Jack as a swastika, indicating the widespread association of the NF with the Nazis. The collage, consisting of scattered fragments, is no longer recognisable as either an image of the flag or the swastika.


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Destruction of the National Front




4 screenprints on paper on card


H 82.7 x W 239.2 cm

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Acquisition method

Presented by Tate Members 2013

Work type

Mixed media & collage


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