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  • Object:

    Photocopy collage

  • Date:

    c.1986 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chadwick, Helen, born 1953 - died 1996 (Photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Blue-toned electrostatic prints (photocopies)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by David Notarius

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case CHAD, shelf 17


c.1986 (made)


Chadwick, Helen, born 1953 - died 1996 (Photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Blue-toned electrostatic prints (photocopies)

Object history note

Trial print for 'The Oval Court', 1986

Descriptive line

Photocopy collage by Helen Chadwick, 'Untitled (Skate)', trial piece for 'The Oval Court', 1986

Labels and date

Gallery 100, 'The Body', 2016:

This image is a test print for a much larger installation, which in part consists of an imaginary pool filled with swimming bodies, and attributes such as birds, fishes and animals. Helen Chadwick was known for challenging conceptions of the female body; here the photocopies of her nude body emphasise detail, resulting in an intricate, intimate expression of the figure. She called the images ‘echoes off the body’, and said, ‘I want to catch the physical sensations passing across the body – sensations of gasping, yearning, breathing, fullness.’ []






Installation art


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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