Not titled [figure pointing gun at man's head]

Place Asia: Vietnam, South Vietnam, Saigon
Accession Number ART94359
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 57.8 x 77 cm; image: 28 x 40.8 cm
Object type Print
Physical description screenprint on paper
Maker Durrant, Ivan
Date made 1990
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


A man is depicted holding a gun to the head of another man whose hands are fastened behind his back. This print is based on a famous Vietnam War photograph by Eddie Adams. The photograph depicts Nguyen Ngoc Loan, South Vietnam's national police chief, as he executes Viet Cong member Nguyen Van Lem on 1 February 1968. This Associated Press photograph, 'General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner in Saigon', won a 1969 Pulitzer prize for the photographer Eddie Adams.

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