Richard DeaconTomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow (K) 2001

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Artist
Richard Deacon (born 1949)
Title
Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow (K)
Date 2001
MediumCeramic
Dimensionsobject: 405 x 1200 x 1550 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 2006
Reference
T12266
Not on display

Summary

Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow (K) is a free-standing, principally bright red ceramic sculpture that sits directly on the floor. This low, curving and seemingly organic object gives the impression that it has been squeezed out from an enormous tube. The work has a visceral quality and its shape – a continuous loop that bends in on itself – suggests intestinal foldings. The smooth, glazed sides and upper curves are shiny and vibrant red speckled with dark red spots. Red fades to orange and then yellow in deep furrows where the form folds.

Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow (K) is one of a group of works in earthenware clay that the artist starting producing in 1999. Known particularly for his sculptures in a range of vernacular materials including wood and steel, Deacon briefly experimented with clay in 1978–9, when he accompanied his then wife, the ceramicist Jacqueline Poncelet (born 1947), to America… (read more)

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