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Drawing - Thinking - Monuments to Collapse
  • Thinking - Monuments to Collapse
    Masi, Denis, born 1942
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Thinking - Monuments to Collapse

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, UK (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    2005 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Masi, Denis, born 1942 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, bodycolour and paper cutting

  • Museum number:

    E.2588-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case WD, shelf 214, box B

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Denis Masi was born in 1942 in West Virginia, USA. He attended the Brera Academy of Fine Art in Milan, the Slade School of Fine Art and the Chelsea School of Art. In 1984 Masi was the first artist in residence at the Imperial War Museum. He has taught at the Slade since 1996. He works in a wide range of media, including large-scale sculptural installations, drawings, etchings, metal relief, photographs, and, as in this example, collage.

Physical description

Design on tracing paper overlaid with acetate incorporating two towers, a circle surrounding a cross and a hook. Inscription in lower right-hand corner.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, UK (possibly, made)

Date

2005 (made)

Artist/maker

Masi, Denis, born 1942 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, bodycolour and paper cutting

Marks and inscriptions

'THINKING - MONUMENTS TO COLLAPSE / INCLUDING: MARSDEN HARTLEY ABSTRACT, / SKY HOOK AND A / DEAD RINGER OF SORTS. / SCALE: NONE / DENIS MASI 2005 [signed]'

Dimensions

Height: 29.7 cm, Width: 20.5 cm

Object history note

This drawing is part of the '40 Artists - 40 Drawings' series acquired as a group in 2007

Descriptive line

'Thinking: Monuments to Collapse', design on tracing paper overlaid with acetate incorporating two towers, a circle surrounding a cross and a hook. By Denis Masi, 2005

Materials

Pencil; Bodycolour

Techniques

Drawn; Cut out

Categories

Drawings

Collection code

PDP

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