Gillian Wearing OBE'I like to be in the country' 1992-3

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MediumPhotograph, colour, Chromogenic print, on paper
Dimensionsframe: 1325 x 925 x 45 mm image: 1190 x 790 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2000
Reference
P78349
Not on display

Summary


Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say 1992-3
Framed colour photographs on photographic paper mounted on board
Each 1220 x 920 mm (48 x 36 ¼ inches)
I like to be in the country 1992-3
Edition 1/10 plus 1 Artist's Proof
P78349

Gillian Wearing first attracted public acclaim when she exhibited this series of photographs at City Racing, a small artist-run gallery in London in 1993. She had been using video and photography since the early 1990s, but this was her first significant collaboration with members of the public. Standing in a busy area of South London, Wearing stopped passers-by and asked them to write down what was on their mind. With their permission, she then photographed them holding their statement… (read more)

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