Colin Self

Pluto

c.1964–5

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Medium
Hand-coloured monoprint on paper
Dimensions
Support: 426 x 603 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1983
Reference
P07943

Catalogue entry

P07943 Pluto c.1964–5

Monoprint from torn paper 16 3/4 × 23 3/4 (426 × 603), printed by the artist at Norwich School of Art
Not inscribed
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1983

This print was made from torn papers inked and printed. The image is from the universally loved character from Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse's dog Pluto. Self made this monoprint and other drawings inscribed to his children having been deeply affected by a postcard sent to him by his uncle during the war. There is another of Pluto with collaged photographs of the children and another of Mickey Mouse.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986