Tony CraggStack 1975

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Artwork details

Artist
Tony Cragg (born 1949)
Title
Stack
Date 1975
MediumWood, concrete, brick, metal, plastic, textile, cardboard and paper
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 2000 x 2000 x 2000 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1997
Reference
T07428

Summary

Stack consists of a multitude of miscellaneous objects and materials packed tightly together to form a solid cube. Geometry meets random selection in this ordering of assorted detritus, which ranges from building materials to discarded magazines. Pieces of wood of varying dimensions are placed horizontally throughout the structure, compressing the materials into dense strata and conveying the impression of geological layers. Stack resembles a cross-section view of long-forgotten, buried rubbish. This reference both to geology and archaeology resounds throughout Cragg's career. He identifies as key themes in his work his relationship to the natural world and humankind's impact on nature… (read more)

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