Langlands & Bell (Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell)UNO City 1992

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Artwork details

Artist
Title
UNO City
From London
Date 1992
MediumBlind embossed print
Dimensionsimage: 710 x 745 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Acquired by purchase and gift from Charles Booth-Clibborn in memory of Joshua Compston 1997
Reference
P77929
On display at Tate Britain
Theme: BP Spotlights
Room: Source

Summary

London is a portfolio of eleven prints made by eleven artists based in London. It was commissioned by Charles Booth-Clibborn and published under his imprint, The Paragon Press, London. The images were printed and editioned at Coriander Studio, London. The portfolio was produced in an edition of sixty-five, the first forty of which are portfolio sets and the remainder are the artists' copies. A further fifteen sets were produced for artists and collaborators. Tate's copy is number five in the edition. The title and colophon pages were designed by Phil Baines using his own typeface. The portfolio is contained in a black buckram-covered wooden case bearing the title in yellow. London is the second group portfolio published by The Paragon Press since its inception in 1986. It was conceived as a portable group exhibition containing work by emerging artists of the same generation. There is no particular common theme. Factors linking some of them are studying art at Goldsmiths College, London in the late 80s (where they were taught by Conceptual artist Michael Craig-Martin, born 1941), working with Jay Jopling (who later opened White Cube Gallery in London) and being exhibited at the Saatchi and Karsten Schubert Galleries in London… (read more)

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