Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Drawing - She's a specialist in early-20th century placemats
  • She's a specialist in early-20th century placemats
    Williams, Kipper
  • Enlarge image

She's a specialist in early-20th century placemats

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (drawn)

  • Date:

    2009 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Williams, Kipper (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.516-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 58

Kipper Williams (b.1951) regularly draws a 'pocket cartoon' on a topical issue for the Guardian newspaper. This cartoon of the V&A shop accompanied the article 'Museum stores booming as cultural shoppers seek out "gifts with soul"', published on 18 August 2009. Showing a visitor carefully examining a colourful display of merchandise, while one of the sales assistants explains to the other: 'She's a specialist in early 21st century placemats', it targets the increasingly central role played by the shop in today's museums.

Physical description

Cartoon showing the V&A shop. A visitor examines a display of placemats, while one sales assistant explains to the other: 'She's a specialist in early 21st century placemats'.

Place of Origin

London (drawn)

Date

2009 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Williams, Kipper (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

'Kipper Williams
2009'
Signed and dated bottom left

Dimensions

Height: 29.7 cm, Width: 21 cm

Descriptive line

Cartoon by Kipper Williams, 'She's a specialist in early 20th-century placemats', 2009

Materials

Pen and ink; Watercolour; Tippex

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Shops; Consumerism; Placemats

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.