Broken Missile (1980) depicts a nuclear warhead cracked in half by the CND symbol. Kennard said he bought a toy missile at a toy shop in London, smashed it in two with a hammer, and took a photograph. The image later became the logo for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
Peter Kennard’s (UK, 1949) work has been at the cutting edge of political art since his work protesting the Vietnam War in 1968. His photomontages, installations, and paintings became globally known after gaining exposure in galleries, on the streets, in newspapers, magazines, posters, and books. He is a Professor of Political Art at the Royal College of Art, London.
Broken Missile, 1980