Satirical collage artist Cold War Steve, Christopher Spencer, is revealing two new collages online which feature characters from notable Pre-Raphaelite works in Birmingham’s Museum Collection.

The two new collages – Cold War Steve vs The PRB, hosted online at – see Cold War Steve using his humorous style to place characters from the work of Pre-Raphaelite artists, such as Henry Wallis and John Everett Millais, into unlikely scenes, with the aim of bringing them to new audiences.

The first sees the actor Steve McFadden, who regularly appears in Cold War Steve’s satirical scenes, on the top deck of a Birmingham bus surrounded by Pre-Raphaelite figures. The second piece uses John Byam Liston Shaw’s Boer War (1990-1901), Last Summer Things Were Greener as the backdrop to a surreal scene which includes Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, and Dominic Cummings.

The three Cold War Steve works were due to be revealed at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG), but due to the temporary closure of the gallery, they have launched online first. All three collages will go on display when BMAG is able to re-open.

You can pre-order a poster of Benny’s Babbies here for £15. Sales go towards supporting Birmingham Museums, and the valuable work the team does with local communities, while the doors to the nine museum sites are temporarily closed.

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