Clive Barker Splash 1967

Artwork details

Artist
Clive Barker born 1940
Title
Splash
Date 1967
Medium Metal on wooden base
Dimensions Object: 864 x 356 x 356 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1970
Reference
T01211
Not on display

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This work was suggested to the artist by a row of buckets he saw outside an ironmonger?s shop, one of which had rain water in it. He bought some buckets, taps and tubing which he then covered in chrome. Barker said that at the time he was inspired by the American commercial practice of carefully arranging ordinary domestic objects in shop displays as if they were expensive.

May 2003

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