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Drawing - Endless edge Hyphen - Wien
  • Endless edge Hyphen - Wien
    Neagu, Paul, born 1938 - died 2004
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Endless edge Hyphen - Wien

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Europe (Neagu was based in Romania and the UK throughout his life. , made)

  • Date:

    1998 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Neagu, Paul, born 1938 - died 2004 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Offset lithograph, red and black ink, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.384-1999

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 33

Paul Neagu (b.1930, Bucharest, Romania; died 2004) lived in the UK from 1969 and was an influential figure in European art. He always worked in a variety of media including sculpture, installation, painting and performance. This drawing comes from a collection given by the artist to the V&A in 1999. Through these drawings it is possible to trace the development, metamorphosis and recurrence of specific motifs in Neagu’s oeuvre (notably such ‘signature’ forms as the hyphen, the starhead, and the ‘subject generator’). This is a working drawing for a public sculpture - 'Endless Edge Hyphen' - planned for Vienna.

Physical description

Drawing of 'hyphen' sculpture on printed map of central Vienna.

Place of Origin

Europe (Neagu was based in Romania and the UK throughout his life. , made)

Date

1998 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Neagu, Paul, born 1938 - died 2004 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Offset lithograph, red and black ink, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Paul Neagu Endless edge Hyphen - Wien 1998
handwriting; ink; Neagu, Paul

Hyphen (Endlessedge) P. Neagu 1998 / Vienna plus its "heart" - see its twisting capacity / A sculpture with ontological angle. Paul Neagu.
on the support sheet; handwriting; ink; Neagu, Paul

Circular logo lettered GENERATIVE ARTS PAUL NEAGU
Stamp; on the support sheet; Stamped; ink

Dimensions

Height: 21.9 cm size of map, Width: 21.7 cm size of map, Height: 32.4 cm size of support sheet, Width: 49.8 cm size of support sheet

Object history note

Given by the artist

Descriptive line

Paul Neagu, 'Endless edge Hyphen - Wien', drawing of sculpture on map of Vienna; 1998

Labels and date

The hyphen was Neagu's term for this sculptural form which is a recurrent motif in his work. This is a working drawing for a public sculpture planned for Vienna, but probably never executed. [2007]

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Map; Sculpture

Categories

Sculpture; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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