Martin BoyceUntitled 2009

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Artwork details

Artist
Martin Boyce (born 1967)
Title
Untitled
Date 2009
MediumAltered Eames plywood leg splints, brass, cardboard, fibreboard and acrylic paint
Dimensionsobject: 1663 x 220 x 240 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tate Patrons 2011
Reference
T13284
Not on display

Summary

   Untitled 2009 is a plinth-based constructed sculpture that resembles an African tribal mask. It is one of a series of works Boyce has made since    1998 where a mask element is derived from a plywood leg splint designed by    Charles and Ray Eames (1907–1978, 1912–1988). Charles and Ray Eames are best known for the    moulded plywood chair they designed together in 1945, which has since    become a modern design classic. However, during the Second World War they were    commissioned by the United States Navy to design a lightweight moulded plywood splint    for use by injured servicemen, five thousand of which were mass produced… (read more)

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