John LathamOne-Second Drawing (17" 2002) (Time Signature 5:1) 1972

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Artist
John Latham (1921‑ 2006)
Title
One-Second Drawing (17" 2002) (Time Signature 5:1)
Date 1972
MediumAcrylic and enamel on wood
Dimensionsobject: 271 x 369 x 26 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1976
Reference
T02070
On display at Tate Britain
Room: 1960

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In the early 1970s, Latham devised a series of sixty 'One Second Drawings', of which this is an example. In devising these works, Latham returned to the issue of representing visually his idea of a 'least event'. Latham produced a set of instructions which specified that sixty 'drawings' were to be created, one per day, by spraying a piece of white blockboard for one second with black acrylic paint. The numerical sequence in the title of this example (17' 2002) relates to the stamp on the back. This records the time of its execution (the seventeenth second of the twentieth minute of the second hour) followed by the date (14 December 1972)… (read more)

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