Bill Woodrow Nitrogen 1994

Artwork details

Artist
Bill Woodrow born 1948
Title
Nitrogen
Date 1994
Medium Linocut on paper
Dimensions Image: 381 x 357 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1994
Reference
P77720
Not on display

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Since the mid-1970s Sherman has been making portraits featuring herself in a myriad of guises and situations. Paradoxically, her intention is to encourage self-reflection in the viewer: 'I'm trying to make other people recognise something of themselves rather than me', she explains. In these photographs, she appears as a model covering herself up after posing for a nude centrefold. Her sometimes wounded, sometimes confrontational gaze suggests exploitation rather than glamour.

August 2004

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