Louise LawlerEtude pour La Lecture, 1923, This Drawing is for Sale, Paris 1985

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Artwork details

Artist
Louise Lawler (born 1947)
Title
Etude pour La Lecture, 1923, This Drawing is for Sale, Paris
Date 1985
MediumPhotograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensionsimage: 395 x 590 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of the American Acquisitions Committee 2009
Reference
P79770

Summary

Etude pour La Lecture, 1923, This Drawing is for Sale, Paris, 1985 is a gelatine silver print showing a corner in a Paris room. The image is a careful composition of vertical and horizontal lines made up by architectural features in the background and, in the foreground, a square-edged leather covered chair on the right and a group of framed artworks, stacked against the wall, on the left. A free-standing ashtray in the image centre firmly anchors the composition on its vertical-horizontal axis: its narrow metal tube stand creating a strong vertical line and the ashtray repeating the horizontal plane of the chair arm below it. One artwork is visible in its entirety: a drawing by Fernand Léger (1881-1955) showing two women, one standing and one reclining, both holding books… (read more)

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