Henrik OlesenUntitled 2004

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Henrik Olesen (born 1967)
Date 2004
Medium32 digital prints on paper
Dimensionsimage: 1042 x 1346 mm support: 1077 x 1514 mm
Acquisition Purchased using funds provided by the 2004 Outset / Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection 2005


Untitled is a black and white poster featuring an image of graffiti that reads ‘ROY IS HOMO’. It is one of three posters in Tate Collection by Olesen that are similar in their conception, execution and messages they convey (see also Untitled T11953 and Untitled T11955). These are enlarged printouts of photographs of homophobic graffiti that the artist found on the internet and that are exhibited pinned or stuck with double sided tape to the wall. Of identical size, each poster is constructed from thirty-two computer printout sections joined together on the reverse with adhesive tape. The sections are joined together in a casual and low-tech manner that mirrors the low-resolution quality of the photographic imagery. Each is unique, printed only once. They are usually all shown together, in a vertical configuration, as recommended by the artist… (read more)

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