BANK (Simon Bedwell born 1963, John Russell born 1963, Milly Thompson born 1964)

Fax-Back (London: Deutsche Britische Freundschaft)

1998

On display at Tate Britain

Medium
Digital print and ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 295 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 2014
Reference
T13919

Display caption

BANK’s aggressive, irreverent and satirical activities targeted the mainstream contemporary art scene. These works are from the series ‘BANK Fax-Back Service’ in which the artists critiqued art gallery exhibition press releases by faxing them back to the gallery with scores out of ten: ‘the endless nonsense they contained meant that we could be brutally honest about their conceits, assumptions and errors to the point of outright rudeness, under the none-too convincing cover of offering free advice.’

Gallery label, November 2016