Craigie Horsfield

Andrzej Klimowski. Crouch End Road, North London. October 1969

1995

Medium
Photograph, black and white, on paper
Dimensions
Image: 1830 x 1370 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1995
Reference
T07000

Display caption

Horsfield is perhaps best known for his portraits. This image belongs to a sub-genre of portraits of artists and is an image caught in time, where nothing in the photograph helps us date the work. In fact the work was made from a negative taken in 1969; the title records the date of photography and the date of the final print. Horsfield is interested in the interconnectedness of past and present, and in the possiblity of finding an epic dimension within the intimacy of his portraits. His ambition is to stir, within the viewer, an awareness of ‘our own being in relation to the physical matter of our friends’.

Gallery label, October 2016