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Andrew Tift works in a highly detailed, intensely realistic manner and aims for a pure and objective likeness. Within the painting of Tony Benn are a variety of objects all chosen for their significance to Benn in both his personal and political life. Amongst these items is; a bust of Marx, a mug with 'red tape' given as a gift by a trade union leader, a blood sample to prove he has blue blood and he sits upon a chair once owned by Keir Hardie.
acrylic on canvas
H 150.2 x W 140.6 cm