Digital Print on Somerset Satin 300 gsm
30 x 40 cm.
Edition of 160, numbered and signed on reverse.
About the work
Richard Wentworth is a chronicler of daily life; since the 1970s he has played a leading role in British sculpture, isolating the formal and sculptural qualities of everyday objects. His enormous archive of photographs, Making Do and Getting By (1974 onwards), captures the provisional ways in which people modify their local environment. Wentworth captures the surprisingly aesthetic qualities of surfaces and materials that are at the edge of our field of vision, or literally underfoot. The title of this work - which has recently been added to the British Council Collection - refers to the notes and doodles made by readers in the margins of a text; it celebrates the abstract geometrical design of a cracked cafe floor;
About the artist
A professor at the Royal College of Art, Wentworth's work is held in numerous public collections including Tate, Arts Council England, Collection Sol Lewitt USA; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico and Auckland City Art Gallery, New Zealand. He is represented by Lisson Gallery, London.
Wentworth has a distinguished exhibition record, including the Venice Biennale, a major retrospective at Tate Liverpool in 2005 and numerous solo shows at London's Lisson Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Arnolfini, Bristol, Kettle's Yard Cambridge and the Stedelijk Museum. He has made many important public works including a major installation commissioned by Artangel at King's Cross, London; and as part of the Folkstone Triennial.
Whitechapel Gallery editions are generously donated by the artists. All proceeds from the sale of these works directly support our exhibition and education programmes.
As is traditional in editions publishing, prices will rise as an edition starts to sell out. The price shown includes VAT for EU customers and is zero-rated for customers from outside the EU.
This work can be purchased with Own Art, which allows you to spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months, completely interest free.
Typical 0% APR. Subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Whitechapel Gallery is a licensed broker of Own Art loans. Registered address: Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX.
We work with contemporary conservation framers Frame London to provide the best framing options for your Limited Edition. Contact us for more information.