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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

  • Ben Turnbull Exhibition

    Superpower (2010)

    Ben Turnbull

    Superpower, 2010

    Mixed media

    43 x 25 ½ x 16 in / 110 x 65 x 40 cm

    Edition of 2

  • Ben Turnbull Exhibition 1

    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

  • Ben Turnbull Exhibition 2

    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

  • Ben Turnbull Exhibition 3

    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

  • Ben Turnbull Exhibition 4

    Crime Prevention Unit (2010)

    Ben Turnbull

    Crime Prevention Unit, 2010

    Mixed media

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

  • Ben Turnbull Exhibition 5

    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

  • Ben Turnbull Exhibition 6

    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

  • Ben Turnbull Exhibition 7

    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

  • Ben Turnbull Exhibition 8

    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.