David ShrigleyUntitled 1998

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David Shrigley (born 1968)
Date 1998
MediumInk and photograph, black and white, on paper
Dimensionssupport: 244 x 283 mm frame: 385 x 415 x 21 mm
Acquisition Purchased using funds provided by the 2006 Outset / Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection 2007
Not on display


This Untitled work is a black and white photograph with a collaged addition. The photograph is a view looking up at a wooden bird house next to trees and bushes. It has a pyramidal structure, with small openings along each level where the birds can enter. Fourteen birds – dark, piebald and white pigeons or doves – stand on the levels of their house, grooming themselves or staring out at the world. Each wooden step is topped with a generous layer of guano. Over the centre of the image, Shrigley fixed a circle of white paper, divided in two in a pie chart… (read more)

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