Willie DohertyIncident 1993

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Artist
Willie Doherty (born 1959)
Title
Incident
Date 1993
MediumCibachrome print on paper on aluminium
Dimensionsimage: 1220 x 1830 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of Carolyn Alexander 2012
Reference
P13233
Not on display

Summary

Incident is a colour photograph showing the remains of a burnt out car on the verge of a country road. It is one of a series of images of abandoned cars Doherty began making in the early 1990s. This photograph was produced in an edition of three; Tate’s copy is the second in the edition. The car in the image is no more than a shell: its windows and tires have been destroyed. It sits abandoned on the roadside with its right door slightly ajar. The bare metal frame of the driver’s seat is visible through the back window. The interior has otherwise been stripped by fire and looters. Resting on its chassis the car looks as if it is half under water… (read more)

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