Doyle, Martin, 1956- :[Piss-up at the Red Line Tavern]. 2 May 2013

Doyle, Martin, 1956- :[Piss-up at the Red Line Tavern]. 2 May 2013
Date
2013
By
Scoop (Firm)
Ref
DCDL-0024711
Description
Depicts a bartender, wearing a gas mask, says 'What's your poison' and watches as fighting patrons in a public bar vomit and suffer from exposure to chemical and biological weapons. A skeleton bites on a mustard gas canister under a sign warning that crossing a 'red line' will mean a police raid and kissing 'your sweet little Assad goodbye'. Commentary from the artist reads 'Syria is like a drunken bar awash with chemical weapons, ignoring the sound of police sirens at the door. The term "Red Line" refs the statement of Barack Obama re the consequences of Syria using chemical weapons. It's also a light pun on the typical English (and some NZ) pubs with the name "Red Lion"'. Quantity: 1 digital cartoon(s).
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1 digital cartoon(s), Works of art, Digital images, Cartoons (Commentary)
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