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Artist: Jeremy Deller

Year: 2013

Date of Action: March, 2013

Region: Europe

Location: Britain

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Mixed Media

Confronting Bodies: The British Council

Description of Artwork: Posters depiciting two protected harrier hen hawks and a banner emblazoned with the words "Prince Harry Kills Me", were planned as part of artist Jeremy Deller's British pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

The Incident: At the behest of the British Council, the posters and banner were left out of the exhibition. "We asked Jeremy to reconsider the banner and poster … on the grounds that it could potentially be misconstrued in environments where the British army is currently deployed and perceived to be disrespectful of those who had lost their lives," said a British Council spokesman.

Results of Incident: The artist, Jeremy Deller, agreed to remove the piece from the exhibition, and the exhibition was shown without it.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/may/30/prince-harry-deller-venice-biennale