Not on display
Richard Deacon’s work first achieved international acclaim in the 1980s. The small scale but materially rich series ‘Art for Other People’ was begun in 1982 and originally intended for domestic spaces, to sit beside other objects and furniture that people had bought to use in or to decorate the space. While the series can be understood as providing a ‘grammar of forms’ for his larger works, Deacon always hoped that, like letters of correspondence, they would end up in a wide variety of places and that the owners’ relationship to the work would be personal, even intimate.
Gallery label, September 2016