Darren Dean

No Contraband Pen and Ink Drawing 1980s by Darren Dean

No Contraband is a pen and ink drawing composition showing the working conditions of miners working on the surface of a coal pit returning and going onto shift in the tunnels leading to the cage which would take you deep into the mine. Probably taken from studies made at North Staffordshire Coal Mines run by The National Coal Board (NCB).

This period looks very much like the 1980s a period of great change for the coal miners and the industry when the miner strikes and the political atmosphere in government was one of hostility to the miners.

An honest depiction of the conditions endured by the coal miners, whilst showing the men together in their mining outfits including their NCB jackets.  

Framed in a simple black frame with a white mount.

Framed Size: 45cm x 50cm / 17.5" x 19.75"

One of two pen and ink drawings made circa 1980s by the late Potteries based artist Darren Dean.

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