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Abyssinia

Print
1989 (printed and published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

David Tremlett (born 1945, St Austell, Cornwall) is best known for his wall drawings, most of which are temporary, and for conceptual works which are fragile and unconventional. He has also made large drawings on paper, expressing his response to a particular place or to something he has seen. Tremlett is internationally renowned, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1992.

This print (from an edition of 100) was published by the Serpentine Gallery on the occasion of Tremlett's one-man show there in 1989. The truncated image of the central letters from the word 'Abyssinia' demonstrates a use of word as image that is characteristic of conceptual art.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Screenprint on paper
Brief Description
'Abyssinia', screenprint on paper, central section of word printed in black closed-up capital letters on white, David Tremlett, UK, 1989
Physical Description
A landscape format print with the central section of the word 'Abyssinia' depicted in closed-up capital letters, printed in black on white with a narrow thread of white between and outlining each letter.
Dimensions
  • Height: 55.8cm
  • Width: 75.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'D Tremlett 89' (Signature and date; in pencil lower right)
Credit line
Given by Ulrich Lehmann
Subject depicted
Summary
David Tremlett (born 1945, St Austell, Cornwall) is best known for his wall drawings, most of which are temporary, and for conceptual works which are fragile and unconventional. He has also made large drawings on paper, expressing his response to a particular place or to something he has seen. Tremlett is internationally renowned, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1992.



This print (from an edition of 100) was published by the Serpentine Gallery on the occasion of Tremlett's one-man show there in 1989. The truncated image of the central letters from the word 'Abyssinia' demonstrates a use of word as image that is characteristic of conceptual art.
Collection
Accession Number
E.330-2007

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record createdJuly 16, 2007
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