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Bob and Roberta Smith RA Tea Towel Bob

Bright, bold and full of meaning, Bob and Roberta Smith RA's powerful slogan signs make the perfect statement tea towel.

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Colour Multicolour
Dimensions 69 x 49cm
Fabric & material Cotton
SKU 12088798

Delivery & returns information

Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

We want to make sure your order reaches you as safely as possible. Therefore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all orders will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. We will be in touch once the RA has reopened and once your order has been dispatched. 

During this period our Returns Policy will be extended. For any order queries, please Contact Us

Free UK delivery on orders £50 and over

International delivery is based on weight and delivery country, and will be calculated at Checkout

Product story

Bob and Roberta Smith is actually just one man, he uses text as an art form, creating colourful slogans on banners and placards that challenge elitism and advocate the importance of creativity in politics and education. His best-known works include Make Art Not War (1997) and Letter to Michael Gove (2011), which reprimanded the UK Secretary of State for Education for ‘the destruction of Britain’s ability to draw, design and sing’. Bob and Roberta Smith studied for his MA at Goldsmiths from 1991 to 1993. He was an Artist Trustee of Tate between 2009 and 2013, and he is currently a trustee for the National Campaign for the Arts, and a patron of the National Society for Education in Art and Design. Bob and Roberta Smith was elected a Royal Academician in 2013.

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