A Walk Through the Twentieth Century
Tate Britain: Display
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  • Dame Barbara Hepworth, 'Three Forms' 1935
    Dame Barbara Hepworth
    Three Forms 1935
    Serravezza marble
    © Bowness, Hepworth Estate
  • Francis Bacon, 'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion' circa 1944
    Francis Bacon
    Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion circa 1944
    Oil on board
    support, each: 940 x 737 mm
    frame, each: 1162 x 960 x 80 mm
    Presented by Eric Hall 1953© Tate
  • Roger Hilton, 'February 1954' 1954
    Roger Hilton
    February 1954 1954
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1270 x 1016 mm
    frame: 1288 x 1035 x 38 mm
    Purchased 1970© The estate of Roger Hilton
  • Henry Moore OM, CH, 'Maquette for Fallen Warrior' 1956
    Henry Moore OM, CH
    Maquette for Fallen Warrior 1956
    object: 140 x 155 x 265 mm
    Presented by Gustav and Elly Kahnweiler 1974, accessioned 1994© The Henry Moore Foundation. This image must not be reproduced or altered without prior consent from the Henry Moore Foundation.
  • Pauline Boty, 'The Only Blonde in the World' 1963
    Pauline Boty
    The Only Blonde in the World 1963
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1224 x 1530 x 25 mm
    frame: 1236 x 1541 x 28 mm
    Purchased 1999© The estate of Pauline Boty
  • Bill Woodrow, 'Car Door, Ironing Board and Twin-Tub with North American Indian Head-Dress' 1981
    Bill Woodrow
    Car Door, Ironing Board and Twin-Tub with North American Indian Head-Dress 1981
    Mixed media
    displayed: 1865 x 2830 x 1570 mm
    Purchased 1982© Bill Woodrow
  • Gilbert & George, 'Red Morning Trouble' 1977
    Gilbert & George
    Red Morning Trouble 1977
    Mixed media
    displayed: 3025 x 2525 mm
    Presented by Janet Wolfson de Botton 1996 to celebrate the Tate Gallery Centenary 1997© Gilbert and George
  • Chris Ofili, 'No Woman, No Cry' 1998
    Chris Ofili
    No Woman, No Cry 1998
    Acrylic, oil, polyester resin, paper collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on canvas
    support: 2438 x 1828 x 51 mm
    Purchased 1999© Courtesy Chris Ofili - Afroco and Victoria Miro Gallery

This Collection display, running the length of galleries on the western side of the building, allows visitors to walk through a chronological display of 20th-century British art at Tate Britain.

Hung in a purely visual way, designed to engage attention through the inherent qualities of individual works of art, and in juxtaposition with other pieces across a broadly chronological run, these displays form the back-bone to the gallery experience.

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