Mat Collishaw

Sugar and Spice, All Things Nice, This Is What Little Girls Are Made Of #7

1998

Not on display

Artist
Mat Collishaw born 1966
Medium
Photograph, inkjet print on paper
Dimensions
Image: 350 × 278 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1999
Reference
P78248

Display caption

It’s our desire to see something that’s not there... something that’s not tainted by this grubby world that we live in.’ Matt Collishaw
Inspired by the Cottingley Fairies, Collishaw exposes the trickery of photography to comment on the contemporary world. Nature is replaced by urban decay. We look at the children’s wrappings, insect wings and miniature scale and see them as fairies. Instead of joining hands and dancing they sit silently apart.

Gallery label, October 2020

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