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National identities. Collage by Tom Cook, 1994.

  • Cook, Tom, 1937-2016
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Artist's title on verso : Roses are English


Sex worker cards (prostitutes' advertising cards placed in telephone boxes in the street) on the theme of national identity and migration mixed in a collage with contemporary newspaper articles and headlines on the same theme, with frame to match



Physical description

1 collage : newsprint and cards laid down on hardboard in integral frame ; frame 114 x 69 cm


The roses are English. T. Cook 1994

References note

Celia Jenkins, Ruth Swirsky, David Hitchcock and Patrick Whitehouse, Pros and cons: report on unauthorised advertising by prostitutes in BT payphones, University of Westminster, March 1994, p. 22 and appendix IV (Cards as a cultural artefact)


Wellcome Library no. 2148891i


  • English

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