David NashPyramid 1997-8

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Artwork details

Artist
David Nash (born 1945)
Title
Pyramid
Date 1997-8
MediumCharcoal on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1530 x 2750 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1999
Reference
T07542
Not on display

Technique and condition

The work is made from a single trunk of oak about 400 years old, which was brought to the artist’s attention by the gardener at a girls’ private school at Ascot. Nash roughed out the pieces in Ascot then transported them to his studio in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales where he charred them with a propane torch to the depth of about 1cm. He treats them with linseed oil, chars them again and linseeds them a second time.

Rachel Barker and Annette King
June 1999

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