Sarah Staton[no title] 1994

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Artist
Sarah Staton (born 1961)
Title
[no title]
Date 1994
MediumLetterpress on paper
Dimensionsimage: 612 x 470 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Charles Booth-Clibborn in memory of Joshua Compston 1997
Reference
P11430
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Summary

Other Men's Flowers is a portfolio of text-based prints by fifteen London artists curated by Joshua Compston (1970-96). It was printed by Thomas Shaw and Simon Redington and published by Charles Booth-Clibborn under his imprint, The Paragon Press. Compston took the title, Other Men's Flowers, from an anthology of wartime poetry compiled by Field-Marshal Viscount Wavell (1883-1950) of the same title (published 1944). Wavell had derived the phrase from a well-known quotation attributed to French moralist Montaigne (Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, 1533-92), 'I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers and nothing but the thread which binds them is my own' (quoted in Cooper, p.115)… (read more)

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