Ian Hamilton Finlay

Venus of the Hours

1975

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Artist
Ian Hamilton Finlay 1925–2006
Medium
Screenprint on paper
Dimensions
Image: 749 x 368 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1983
Reference
P07934

Catalogue entry

P07934 Venus of the Hours 1975

Screenprint 29 1/2 × 14 1/2 (749 × 368), printed at Girdwood and published by the Wild Hawthorn Press in an edition of about 300
Not inscribed
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1983

Made in collaboration with Ron Costley, who did the lettering - the words of the title together with a Venus sign that is both an ancient and universal pictogram for female sexuality and a shorthand symbol for the dial of a vertical sundial constitute the image.

This and the following entries [P07625-P07634 and P07645-P07647] have all been approved by the artist.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986

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