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Ben Turnbull Exhibition

The artist gets his first extensive presentation in London

Ben Turnbull Exhibition

We all have our favourite toys from when we were kids - Star Wars AT AT Walker - but we don't remember any of them being as sinister as artist Ben Turnbull's creations. Taking toys from the seventies and eighties, Turnbull re-interprets our beloved pieces of plastic as statements about global politcs, war, and guns. Now, thanks to Eleven, large chunks of his impressive back catalogue are about to go on show in London. Ahead of the opening, we obtained a selection of the sculptures that will be on show.

Ben Turnbull, A.C.M.E, 1-22 October 2010, 37 Kingsway, London, WC2, Opening hours, Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm

Superpower (2010)

Ben Turnbull

Superpower, 2010

Mixed media

43 x 25 ½ x 16 in / 110 x 65 x 40 cm

Edition of 2


Every Home Should Have One, (Derringer) (2009)

Ben Turnbull

Every Home Should Have One, (Derringer), 2009

Mixed media

7 x 7 x 4 in / 17 x 17 x 10 cm

Edition of 5


Kids Have Everything These Days (2009)

Ben Turnbull

Kids Have Everything These Days, 2009

Mixed Media

31 x 16 x 11 in / 78 x 41 x 28 cm


A.C.M.E. (2010)

Ben Turnbull

A.C.M.E., 2010

Screenprint on of 300gsm Somerset paper with embossed initials

23 ½ x 16 ½ in / 59 x 42 cm

Edition of 100


Crime Prevention Unit (2010)

Ben Turnbull

Crime Prevention Unit, 2010

Mixed media

60 x 60 x 62 in / 152 x 152 x 157 cm


Bring me the Head of Saddam Hussein (2008)

Ben Turnbull

Bring me the Head of Saddam Hussein, 2008

Mixed media

84 x 48 x 48 in / 214 x 122 x 122 cm


Kids Have Everything These Days (Grenade) (2010)

Ben Turnbull

Kids Have Everything These Days (Grenade), 2010

Mixed Media

23 x 11 x 10 in / 58 x 28 x 25 cm


Land of the Freeze (2008)

Ben Turnbull

Land of the Freeze, 2008

Mixed media

79 x 29 ½ x 10 in / 200 x 75 x 25 cm


The Empire Likes Black (2008)

Ben Turnbull

The Empire Likes Black, 2008

Wood, acrylic, vinyl, mixed media

14 x 52 x 7 in / 36 x 132 x 18 cm

Edition of 3

All images are courtesy of Eleven Fine Art, London.