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Your Name Here

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1999 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shrigley, David, born 1968 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    C-type print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by BMW Financial Services Group

  • Museum number:

    E.795-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Born in Macclesfield in 1968, David Shrigley works in illustration, sculpture and photography and painting. His work is often witty and darkly humorous, highlighting both the paradoxical and the bizarre. As well as photography, David Shrigley also works in sculpture, illustration and painting. Shrigley runs his own publishing company, The Armpit Press through which he publishes his books of drawings. Titles include Err, The Beast is Near and Why we got the Sack from the Museum.

Your Name Here was presented to the museum by BMW Financial Services Group in return for professional advice in 1998-1999. It depicts the strange scenario of a snail selling its shell as advertising space. Part of a set entitled Making Your Dreams Come True the work results from a commission awarded by BMW Financial Services Group.

Physical description

Framed aluminium mounted photograph. A close up image of a snail on a leaf. The snail has the words Your Name Here written on its shell in white ink.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

1999 (made)

Artist/maker

Shrigley, David, born 1968 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

C-type print

Dimensions

Height: 55 cm frame, Width: 64 cm frame, Height: 40 cm print, Width: 50 cm print

Object history note

This photograph was the result of a commission from the BMW Financial Services Group. All works are based on the theme, Making Your Dreams Come True. The works are hanging in the BMW headquarters in Hook, Hampshire. Two works by each artist were given to the photography collection.

Historical significance: As well as photography, David Shrigley also works in sculpture, illustration and painting. Shrigley runs his own publishing company, The Armpit Press through which he publishes his books of drawings. Titles include, Err, The Beast is Near and Why we got the Sack from the Museum.

Descriptive line

Photograph, 'Your Name Here', David Shrigley 1999

Production Note

Reason For Production: Commission

Materials

Photographic paper; Aluminium

Techniques

C-type

Subjects depicted

Handwriting; Snail; Leaf (plant material)

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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