Richard Deacon

Art For Other People #12

1984

Medium
Marble and leather
Dimensions
Object: 190 x 300 x 400 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 2010
Reference
T13211

Display caption

This work belongs to Deacon’s ongoing series of small scale sculptures, Art For Other People. It brings together two components made from very different materials, marble and leather: one cold and hard, the other pliable and tactile. The curves of the marble are suggestive of the shape of heavy animal horns. It sits on the pale pinkish-brown leather component, which appears to be stitched into the form of seed pods or petals.

Gallery label, December 2016