Mark WallingerHalf-Brother (Exit to Nowhere - Machiavellian) 1994-5

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Artist
Mark Wallinger (born 1959)
Title
Half-Brother (Exit to Nowhere - Machiavellian)
Date 1994-5
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionsdisplayed: 2300 x 3000 x 35 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1995
Reference
T07038
Not on display

Summary

This is one of four paintings depicting hybrid racehorses which Wallinger made in 1994-5. The paintings are all titled Half Brother with individual subtitles, made up of the names of the two horses from which the halves are taken, in parentheses to distinguish them and share a similar structure. Each consists of two abutting canvases bringing together the two halves of the horse. The horses are painted realistically in thin oil against a white ground. Wallinger derived the horses from photographs in the Jockey Club’s official record of thoroughbred stallions. He projected the photographs onto the large canvases and copied them. In each painting, the horse’s forequarters appear on the left panel and its hindquarters on the right. The bodies’ outlines connect only approximately at the point where the canvases join… (read more)

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