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Passport culture by Hew Locke

Passport Culture
2003,     366 x 305cm
Pen, fabric, feathers, beads, artificial eyes, sequins and trimmings, glued onto brown paper  
Coats of Arms  

Locke wants to draw attention to the beauty of an image that is so well known that we often take it for granted - the Queen's Coat of Arms (as depicted on every passport). A British passport is still the holy grail for thousands of people around the world. In a newspaper article, Salman Rushdie nominated his as the most valuable book in his library.


detail of Passport Culture

Detail of Passport Culture

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