Keith CoventryBurgess Park SE5, Planted 1983, Destroyed 1988 1994

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Artist
Keith Coventry (born 1958)
Title
Burgess Park SE5, Planted 1983, Destroyed 1988
Date 1994
MediumBronze
Dimensionsobject: 1540 x 290 x 290 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2006
Reference
T12297
On display at Tate Britain
Exhibition: Ruin Lust

Summary

This bronze sculpture is a cast of a pair of slender upright columns of approximately human height – one straight and supportive, the other narrower, lithe and slightly bowed – braced together at two points along their lengths. Accompanied by a small commemorative plaque bearing the work’s title, the columns stand atop a low, rectangular pedestal resting on the floor. The source of the sculpture is a sapling and stake originally found in Burgess Park, an urban green space planted in the 1980s between several council estate blocks in south-east London… (read more)

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