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Cornelia Parker

We are delighted to be able to offer you this fantastic limited-edition print by Turner Prize nominee Cornelia Parker.

Cornelia Parker, Deception Glass, 2017

Best known for her large-scale installations, Parker is fascinated by the physical properties of objects and materials, and their histories. Deception Glass, inspired by the first photographic images made by 19th century photography pioneer Henry Fox Talbot, explores the ideas of the positive versus the negative, collapsing time and the compression of three-dimensions into two.

Parker achieves this by using the photogravure process, placing ordinary objects directly on the plate and exposing them to ultraviolet light, so that they act as a photographic positive. The objects become literal shadows of their former selves and a spectral still life is captured on paper.

Parker is also known for explosive, conceptual pieces such as Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View (1991) which involved the British Army exploding a garden shed for her, which she then recreated mid-explosion.

Colder Darker Matter, which was part of the 1997 Turner Prize exhibition, featured a church suspended from the ceiling. The church had originally been hit by lightning in Texas.

Her installations have included The Distance (A Kiss With String Attached) in 2003, in which she wrapped Rodin’s The Kiss with a mile of string , and placing the actress Tilda Swinton in a glass box (The Maybe) in 1995. Swinton stayed inside the box for eight hours a day over the course of a week.

Last year Parker created Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) which was displayed on the roof of The Met in New York. The installation portrayed a red barn – an emblem of rural America – which was inspired in part by the Bates family’s home in the classic film Psycho.

We are incredibly grateful to Cornelia for taking the time to produce Deception Glass for The Auction 2017 and we hope you will take this opportunity to own a piece by one of Britain’s most celebrated artists.

Price: £1,100 + £15 delivery in London

Buy Deception Glass print

We have a limited number of framed prints available for £1,300. To purchase or for further information please call 020 7812 1661.

Artwork specifications

  • Height 61.3cm x width 44.5cm
  • Edition of 40
  • Signed by the artist
  • £1,100 unframed
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