Tony CraggAxehead 1982

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Artist
Tony Cragg (born 1949)
Title
Axehead
Date 1982
MediumWood, metal and plastic
Dimensionsobject: 1092 x 3931 x 4902 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
T03791
Not on display

Summary

Axehead consists of forty-nine separate objects arranged on the floor so as to form the fan-like outline of the head of an axe. The miscellaneous objects are mostly made of wood and include such disparate items as a chair, shelving unit, toy scooter, railway sleeper, wooden spoon, water diviner and coat hanger. They are organized into the required configuration according to height, shape and size. The largest objects form a bulky section which gradually tapers towards the ground where the smaller pieces of wood form the narrow blade of the axehead… (read more)

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