Nigel Cooke’s New Accursed Art Club

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New Accursed Art Club 2007 by Nigel Cooke is a new addition to the Tate Collection. When the artist came in to our conservation department recently, he took time out to show us how the painting was made. By taking photographs at stages throughout its production, Cooke has a visual record of everything that came and went during the process. He describes it as a type of archaeology as buildings, figures and landscapes are erased and compositions reformed along the way.