Studio Nathan Coley

Give Up The Good Book, Pick Up A Good Gun 2008

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Powder coated aluminium with fluorescent lamps
160 x 74 x 8 cm


Haunch of Venison, Berlin

Give Up the Good Book, Pick Up a Good Gun

Nathan Coley

“Give Up the Good Book, Pick Up a Good Gun” is a mantra rooted in the Western tradition and Dime Novels of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The Dime Novel format focused on stories about the Wild West and quickly became popular with the soldiers on both sides during the American Civil…