Keith Milow Eightieth Cross 1978

Artwork details

Artist
Keith Milow born 1945
Title
Eightieth Cross
Date 1978
Medium Glass fibre, polyester resin and wood
Dimensions Object: 1155 x 870 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1986
Reference
T04159
Not on display

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Milow made his first cross-shaped relief in 1974; he went on to produce over a hundred such works in a variety of materials. All were originally titled A Cross Between Painting and Sculpture.

There is deliberate ambiguity in these works which can be seen both as religious artefacts and as art objects. In all his crosses, Milow seeks to establish a connection between the object and the architectural space it occupies. Although modestly-sized, they have an impact on relatively large areas of space.

September 2004

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