Braco Dimitrijevic Louvre (‘J.M.W. Turner’ ‘Edward Rampton’) 1975–9

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Artist
Title
Louvre (‘J.M.W. Turner’ ‘Edward Rampton’)
Date 1975–9
Medium Bronze and marble
Dimensions Object: 1870 x 330 x 350 mm
object: 1860 x 330 x 350 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
T03685
Not on display

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In this series of works Dimitrijevic brings together portrait busts of well-known artists with those of random members of the public. By celebrating these unknown individuals as if they were notable public figures, he invites the viewer to reflect on the arbitrary nature of fame. His works also question the role of sculptural forms such as the commemorative bust, which are used to elevate and promote certain individuals. This series also relates to a story by Dimitrijevic, in which one artist becomes famous by chance, while another is forgotten.

Braco Dimitrijevic was born in Sarajevo in 1948. He lives and works in Paris.

August 2004

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