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The Etiquette of the Arms Trade – Ten Years of Drawing by Jill Gibbon

The Etiquette of the Arms Trade – Ten Years of Drawing by Jill Gibbon


Pre-order – Shipping June 2018

The Etiquette of the Arms Trade is the first comprehensive collection of drawings by artist Jill Gibbon. Selected from a ten year period, the drawings document the corrupting culture of the world’s largest arms trade shows.

Depicting lethal weaponry alongside corporate entertainment including a fashion show, string quartet and champagne, the drawings show how arms deals are given a polite veneer. There are also cracks in the façade with continual drinking, the objectification of women, and expressions of greed, lust, and despair.

The book includes two essays by the artist 'The Etiquette of the Arms Trade' which places the project in the context of the globalised arms industry, and 'Drawing as Reportage' that explores the role of drawing in contrast to photography.  

A clothbound book with speciality paper throughout
Two essays
76 pages
34 colour images


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The book will be ready for shipping in May 2018. You will receive notification and a tracking number once the item is dispatched. 

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