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Photograph - Here is a Gale Warning
  • Here is a Gale Warning
    Finn-Kelcey, Rose, born 1945
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Here is a Gale Warning

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (photographed)

  • Date:

    1971 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Finn-Kelcey, Rose, born 1945 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-bromide print, dry-mounted

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Cecil Beaton Royalties Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.365-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DELTA, shelf 1

Between 1968 and 1973 Rose Finn-Kelcey made a series of flags which she flew from the top of various European landmarks. These ‘wind-blown objects’ bore messages referring to the elements and were related to the kinetic art and concrete poetry of the time. Here is a Gale Warning was unfurled above Alexandra Palace, London. Humorously engaging with the esoteric and the immaterial, the photograph acts both as a document of a site-specific event and as an art work in its own right.

Physical description

Photograph of a wind blown flag emblazoned with 'Here is a Gale Warning'.

Place of Origin

London (photographed)

Date

1971 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Finn-Kelcey, Rose, born 1945 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Silver-bromide print, dry-mounted

Dimensions

Height: 48 cm, Width: 63 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph entitled 'Here is a Gale Warning', 1971 by Rose Finn-Kelcey (born Northampton 1945)

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Apollo Magazine, February 2007

Labels and date

Between 1968 and 1973 Rose Finn-Kelcey made a series of flags which she flew from the top of various European landmarks. These ‘windblown objects’ bore messages that referred to the elements and related to wider explorations of kinetic art and concrete poetry at the time. Here is a Gale Warning was unfurled above Alexandra Palace, London. Humorously engaging with the esoteric and the immaterial, the photograph acts both as a document of a site-specific event and as an artwork in its own right. [20/02/2006]

Subjects depicted

Wind; Flag

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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