Not on display
- Jon Thompson 1936–2016
- 2 photographs, gelatin silver print on paper
- Image: 1220 × 1500 mm
image: 1220 × 1500 mm
- Purchased 1998
These photos show front and back
views of the artist's head, upsidedown. Thompson's head has been further dehumanised and distorted by being bound into squares with knotted string, making him resemble a hanging salami.
This work is part of Thompson's investigation into the fundamental
nature of sculpture. When photographing himself he delayed pressing the shutter on his camera until he felt like a statue. He also used a computer to give the photos a smooth finish, like sculptures
Gallery label, August 2004
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- head / face(2,499)