Hamish Fulton A Condor 1972

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Artwork details

Artist
Hamish Fulton born 1946
Title
A Condor
Date 1972
Medium Photograph, black and white, on card and transfer lettering
Dimensions 565 x 819mm unconfirmed
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Reference
T01762
Not on display

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This work evokes the experience of a walk in Bolivia that Hamish Fulton shared with Richard Long in 1972. The photographs denote time (a setting sun or shadow line) and movement (the walk itself). The right-hand and centre photographs were taken at the same point on Illampu mountain. The shadow line is made up of reeds taken from Lake Titicaca, and pelican feathers. They were left there in the snow.

The title refers to the bird that circled overhead during the journey. Fulton has said about works such as this: ‘What I build is an experience, not a sculpture’.

February 2010

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