Queen and Country A project by Steve Mcqueen

18 Mar 2009 – 2 May 2009

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Queen and Country commemorates British service men and women who have lost their lives in Iraq.

A project by Turner Prize winner and official war artist Steve McQueen, the work consists of a large oak cabinet with vertical drawers containing a series of facsimile postage stamp sheets. Each sheet is dedicated to a fallen member of the Armed Forces and features a photographic portrait chosen by their families.

Until real stamps are issued the artist considers the work incomplete. The Art Fund, the UK's leading independent art charity gave the work to the Imperial War Museum in November 2007 and is spearheading the campaign for Royal Mail to issue the stamps. Queen and Country comes to mima as part of the campaign. An online petition in support of the stamps is at www.artfund.org/queenandcountry

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