Adrian WiszniewskiThe Sculptor's Nightmare 1986

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Artist
Adrian Wiszniewski (born 1958)
Title
The Sculptor's Nightmare
Date 1986
MediumEtching on paper
Dimensionsimage: 607 x 910 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1987
Reference
P77195
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P77195 The Sculptor's Nightmare 1986

Etching 607 × 910 (23 7/8 × 35 7/8) on Somerset paper 743 × 1038 (29 1/4 × 40 7/8); printed by John Mackechnie and Stuart Duffin at Glasgow Print Studios and published by Glasgow Print Studios in an edition of 70
Inscribed ‘A. Wiszniewski’ below image b.r., ‘7/70’ and ‘14/4/86’ below image b.l. and ‘“The Sculptors Nightmare”’ below image bottom centre
Purchased from Nigel Greenwood Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1987
Lit: Clive Turnbull, ‘Signs of Dreaming: The Work of Scottish Artist Adrian Wiszniewski’, Green Book, vol.2, no.4, 1986, p.33, repr.p.32

Printed in black, this etching depicts an imagined scene with the sculptor (centre), a resting girl (centre right) and three inverted male figures (bottom right)… (read more)

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