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London

  • Object:

    Lightbox

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    2004 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wallis-Johnson, Jason, born 1966 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lightbox with perspex and pierced carbon paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.530-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case NN, shelf 121, box 8

This is one of a series of lightbox works by Wallis-Johnson based on maps of London. In this instance London is represented as an aerial view at night. The light shining through the holes that have been painstakingly pricked through the inky carbon paper produces an authentic shimmering effect. The number of pin pricks varies across the map, and is intended by the artist to relate to the density of population in the different areas.

Physical description

A lightbox encased in perspex with carbon paper pierced with holes to represent an aerial view of London

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

2004 (made)

Artist/maker

Wallis-Johnson, Jason, born 1966 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Lightbox with perspex and pierced carbon paper

Dimensions

Height: 64.8 cm, Width: 75 cm

Descriptive line

'London', lightbox with carbon paper pierced to represent map, by Jason Wallis-Johnson; United Kingdom, 2004

Labels and date

Wallis-Johnson has made several works based on London maps. Here, the light shining through the holes that have been hand-pricked through the inky carbon paper produces the shimmering effect of street lighting seen from the air at night. The number of pin pricks varies in relation to the density of population in the different areas. [2007]

Subjects depicted

Population; Map

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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