David Musgrave

Animal

1998

On display at Tate Britain

Medium
Resin and enamel paint
Dimensions
Object: 215 x 143 x 30 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 2012
Reference
T13657

Display caption

Animal is a wall-based sculpture based on the imagined anatomical structure of Charles M Schulz’s cartoon character ‘Snoopy’. The main source for this sculpture was a line drawing Musgrave made of the same subject, in which he called upon the conventions of anatomical diagrams. Musgrave commented that this work ‘conflates recognition, abstraction, the imaginary and the concrete in a single form’.

Gallery label, September 2016