Thomas KilpperThe Ring: Denis Healey 2000

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Artist
Thomas Kilpper (born 1956)
Title
The Ring: Denis Healey
Date 2000
MediumWoodcut on fabric
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 2000
Reference
P78553
Not on display

Summary

This is one of a series of unique prints generated from a site-specific work created in an office block on Blackfriars Road, in the London borough of Southwark. Orbit House was abandoned and scheduled for demolition when Kilpper gained access to the building in 1999. He carved a giant woodcut into the mahogany parquet covering the tenth floor, comprising an area of approximately 400 square metres. The woodcut depicted a boxing ring surrounded by an audience of some eighty characters whose names were cut around the edge of the image… (read more)

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