Yto Barrada, Palm Sign 2010 . Tate . © Yto Barrada

Room 8 in Materials and Objects

Yto Barrada

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Yto Barrada, A Guide to Trees for Governors and Gardeners  2014

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artworks in Yto Barrada

Yto Barrada, Palm Sign  2010

Palm Sign is a large painted metal sculpture of a palm tree, illuminated with coloured light bulbs. The work is in less than perfect condition, with scratches in the paint and empty bulb sockets, giving it the appearance of an old or neglected object; however it has been specifically produced by the artist to look this way. The colour of the palm tree (cream) is the colour of the taxi cabs in Barrada’s home town of Tangiers in Morocco. Palm Sign has been made in an edition of three plus one artist’s proof. Tate’s version is number one in the edition; the other versions are painted different colours corresponding to the taxis in other Moroccan cities.

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Yto Barrada A Guide to Trees for Governors and Gardeners 2014
T13281: Palm Sign
Yto Barrada Palm Sign 2010