Bob LawTwentieth Century Ikon Series 8.8.67 1967

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Artist
Bob Law (1934‑2004)
Title
Twentieth Century Ikon Series 8.8.67
Date 1967
Medium9 works on paper, graphite
Dimensionssupport, each: 560 x 768 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2006
Reference
T12177
Not on display

Summary

This series of nine drawings on paper was executed over the course of a single day. A penciled inscription in the lower right corner of each drawing reveals the sequence of the series – given as a roman numeral – and the date of completion, as well as providing a means of orientation. Executed as scant, exploratory variations of the same scheme, in the first drawing three rectangles of space approximating a golden ratio of proportions are delineated within a rhomboid graphite line framing almost the entire expanse of the paper… (read more)

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