Prunella Clough
Wire and Demolition 1982

Artwork details

Artist
Prunella Clough 1919–1999
Title
Wire and Demolition
Date 1982
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1520 x 1670 mm
frame: 1548 x 1702 x 38 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1982
Reference
T03451

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In an interview in 1982 Prunella Clough described her work in terms of urban landscape, particularly the light industrial estates of London; the titles of Clough’s paintings in the early 1980s often refer to gates, fences and wire. Paintings such as this were often inspired by the sight of incidental objects that the artist spotted, such as a piece of old wire on a building site. Any reference is from memory as Clough did not make sketches on location.

September 2016

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