Keith CoventryQueens Road SE15, Planted 1988, Destroyed 1992 1994

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Artist
Keith Coventry (born 1958)
Title
Queens Road SE15, Planted 1988, Destroyed 1992
Date 1994
MediumBronze
Dimensionsobject: 1512 x 290 x 290 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2006
Reference
T12298
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 planted along Queens Road in the south-east London district of Peckham, which is home to a number of public housing estates built during the postwar era… (read more)

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