Robert Gober Drains 1990

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Artwork details

Artist
Robert Gober born 1954
Title
Drains
Date 1990
Medium Pewter
Dimensions Object: 94 x 94 x 42 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1992
Reference
T06659
Not on display

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Gober has made many sculptures of domestic objects, such as sinks, drains, urinals, cots, playpens and doors. They closely resemble the manufactured originals but are in fact hand-made by the artist. In the mid-1980s he made whole sink units, and later isolated the drain elements, embedding them into unexpected locations, such as tables and walls. His drains have a mundane, domestic presence yet are potentially suggestive, evoking the intimate bodily process of personal hygiene.

August 2004

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