Bic pen on paper, series of 113 drawings, 50×40 cm each
P&W (standing for Peace & War, but is also the acronym of Pratt & Whitney—a leading producer of fighter jet engines) is a geographical map of the history of the Nobel Peace Prize, from its foundation in 1901 to the present day. Through 114 drawings meticulous executed in ball-point pen, the artist represents the flags of the prize winning countries. By emphasizing this geographical distribution, Stampone aims to stimulate inquiry into the preponderance of recipients from Western countries—the USA in particular; a true paradox considering the warmongering policies adopted by these countries during the entire 20th century. The blue monochromes, corresponding to the years in which the Prize was not awarded (the two World Wars, the Cold War and the Vietnam War) represent the nullification of the concept of peace due to the impossibility to award the Nobel Prize to a Western power at war.