Scott MylesDouble Exit 2004

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Artwork details

Artist
Scott Myles (born 1975)
Title
Double Exit
Date 2004
MediumScreenprint on 2 papers
Dimensionsimage, each: 723 x 1020 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased using funds provided by the 2004 Outset / Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection 2005
Reference
T11902
Not on display

Summary

Double Exit is a diptych comprising two screenprints on paper. Each of them features the word ‘EXIT’ in bright, almost fluorescent orange against a black background, which is framed by a white margin. Despite being very similar in appearance, the two parts of the work are not identical. Although they look like standard industrially-produced signs, on close inspection the prints reveal an almost hand-painted quality. The letters of the word ‘EXIT’ seem to have been applied using overlapping layers of paint with a rough finish, while the orange colour seeps out of their borders. The white margins are also uneven and, in places, smudged over the black background of the signs… (read more)

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