Room 3

In the 1980s Deacon pursued his interest in ideas about surface, boundary, solidity and mass. He developed the perception of a sculpture’s wholeness through a growing interest in closed forms and shifting points of view. During this period Deacon began to work with more difficult materials and with makers outside of his own studio; Struck Dumb was made at Govan Shipbuilders in Glasgow.

Richard Deacon, 'Struck Dumb' 1988

Richard Deacon
Struck Dumb 1988
Welded steel
object: 1580 x 3900 x 2500 mm
Purchased 1989© Richard Deacon

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The Back Of My Hand #1 1986
Galvanised steel, vinyl and linoleum
3650 x 2440 x 450 mm
Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht

Struck Dumb 1988
Steel
1580 x 3900 x 2500 mm
Tate

Mammoth 1989
Aluminium
2100 x 4850 x 3460 mm
Private collection

Lock 1990
Laminated hardboard, aluminium and vinyl
2420 x 3820 x 3010 mm
Private collection