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Paddy Ashdown | by The Post Pop Art Man
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Paddy Ashdown

This time they were going to be counted with their big vision, their big ideas, their big heart, the big design. Pete has used the large scale of the picture to denote the ambition of a reborn Liberal party led by Paddy Ashdown. It is a party that is everyone's favourite second party, whatever their politics. The slogan, "We will put an extra 1p on tax!” proves that they are hiding nothing, everything is transparent and up front, "We even told you we will raise taxes", to pay for education. He has included the slogan in the background, albeit in a rather subtle colour-way. The Liberal emblem of the bird of freedom soars across the front of the portrait-and flies off into the distance 'stage right'.

 

213cm x 213cm ( 84" x 84" ) on paper. created from 13,000 used postage stamps.

 

www.thepostpopartman.co.uk/06.Portraits.html

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Taken on May 6, 2004