Art & Language (Michael Baldwin, born 1945; Mel Ramsden, born 1944)Index: The Studio at 3 Wesley Place (VI), Illuminated by an Explosion nearby 1982

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Title
Index: The Studio at 3 Wesley Place (VI), Illuminated by an Explosion nearby
Date 1982
MediumPhotograph on paper and plastic foam
Dimensionssupport: 1067 x 1603 mm
Collection
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Acquisition Presented by Art & Language and Lisson Gallery 1983
Reference
T03803
Not on display

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T03803 INDEX: THE STUDIO AT 3 WESLEY PLACE (VI), ILLUMINATED BY AN EXPLOSION NEARBY 1982

Photograph mounted on sandwich of paper and plastic foam, 42 × 63 1/8 (1067 × 1603)
Not inscribed
Presented by Art & Language and the Lisson Gallery 1983
Exh: As above, Lisson Gallery (6)
Repr: Art and Language, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham 1983 (as ‘The Studio at 3 Wesley Place (VI), illuminated by an Explosion nearby (V)’), no.28; Art and Language, Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1983 (as ‘The Studio at 3 Wesley Place (VI), illuminated by an Explosion nearby (V)’), no.27

The first maquette for Art & Language's ‘Studio-Drawing (i)’ - could be seen as fulfilling two requirements. It serves to establish the nature of a composition; it also assembles and lists a set of objects and references. It is both a ‘study’ and an ‘index’. As an index ‘Drawing (i)’ describes or represents the practice of Art & Language in terms of certain persons and activities, certain products of that practice and of other practices associated with it, certain resources, certain interests and so on. The picture is retrospective - in the sense, for instance, that both early works and early reading are represented. It also serves to map out a current position… (read more)

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