Roni Horn[no title] 1999

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Artwork details

Artist
Roni Horn (born 1955)
Date 1999
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 770 x 1055 mm frame: 840 x 1120 x 50 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of the American Acquisitions Committee 2005, accessioned 2008
Reference
P13068
Not on display

Summary

Still Water (The River Thames, for Example) is a series of fifteen large photo-lithographs of water, printed on white paper. Each of the images focuses on a small area of the surface of the river Thames. The colour and texture of these watery surfaces varies dramatically between images: colours range from black to blue and from dark green to khaki-yellow, and in each case the water’s texture is differently augmented by tidal movement and the play of light. Close inspection of the images reveals that tiny numbers in typeface are dotted like specks of flotsam over the water’s surface. These numbers refer to footnotes printed along the lower edge of each image’s white border… (read more)

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