Bob Law Nothing to be Afraid Of IV 15.08.1969 1969

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Artist
Bob Law 1934–2004
Title
Nothing to be Afraid Of IV 15.08.1969
Date 1969
Medium Pen on canvas
Dimensions Support: 2135 x 2895 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist's estate 2006
Reference
T12144
Not on display

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This is one of a group of fourteen paintings made between 1969 and 1972; seven are titled Mister Paranoia and seven as Nothing to be Afraid of. Each consists of a black line – forming an irregular rhomboid, drawn close to the edge of the canvas. Within the delineated field at the bottom right is the work’s date.With works such as this Bob Law is not concerned with the process of painting as material, or with the idea of a minimalist capture of space through that material. The spare emptiness projects an experience of a serenity of presence.

July 2010

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