John DuggerSports Banner 1980

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Artist
John Dugger (born 1948)
Title
Sports Banner
Date 1980
MediumOil paint on 6 canvases and nylon rope on aluminium rod
Dimensionssupport: 1220 x 2005 mm displayed: 1610 x 2000 x (80) mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by E.J. Power through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1980
Reference
T03166
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03166 SPORTS BANNER 1980

Inscribed ‘Sports Banner/Dugger 1980’ on back of end panels
6 industrially dyed cotton canvas strips with appliqué, oil fabric paint and nylon rope supported on aluminium rod, individual elements each approx. 46 5/8 × 11 1/4 (118.5 × 28.5); overall dimensions including rod but not cords, 48 × 78 7/8 (122 × 200.5)
Presented by E.J. Power 1980
Exh: Air and Space Appeal Fund Exhibition, Air Gallery, October 1980 (40)

John Dugger has made banner art since 1974 when his monumental strip banner ‘Chile Vencera’ was displayed in Trafalgar Square during a Chilean Resistance demonstration. Since then he has produced numerous banners of varying scales but usually large, for the theatre and political gatherings, gymnasiums and other places of recreation and, more recently, commercial and industrial sites. The first sports banner was made in 1975 as a preliminary for his gigantic ‘Wu Shu Kuan’ banner which decorates the Flaxman Sports Centre in South London… (read more)

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