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Canned Sunset

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Arnatt, Keith, born 1930 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    C-type colour print

  • Museum number:

    E.2300-1997

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TECHS

Physical description

A colour photograph depicting the bottom of a tin can on its side with a label baring the Union Flag. Behind the can are colours representative of a sunset.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Arnatt, Keith, born 1930 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

C-type colour print

Dimensions

Height: 51 cm, Width: 51 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Keith Arnatt, 'Canned Sunset', C-type colour print, 1990

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1997

Labels and date

Making It Up: Photographic Fictions (2018)
Marta Weiss

Arnatt’s background as a sculptor and conceptual artist is evident in his close-up photographs of objects found at rubbish tips. This richly coloured image depicts a sunset, a natural phenomenon associated with romance and beauty, formed from the detritus of human consumption. []
Arnatt’s background as a sculptor and conceptual artist is evident in his close-up photographs of objects found at rubbish tips. This richly coloured image depicts a sunset, a natural phenomenon associated with romance and beauty, formed from the detritus of human consumption. [11/08/2011-27/11/2011]

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

C-type

Subjects depicted

Subject; Rubbish; Environmental impact

Categories

Photographs; Landscapes

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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