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Sausage

Sculpture
2006 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Richard Slee (born 1946)
‘Sausage’
2006

Strapped to a handyman’s folding workbench,
Richard Slee’s ‘Sausage’ appears a comic
and surreal object. Its shiny white surface
and oversized form create a cartoonish fantasy.
Slee’s work frequently plays with everyday items
in ways that make them seem larger than life.
Here, the sausage and workbench suggest
male enthusiasms.
Made in Brighton
White-glazed earthenware, hand-built,
with workbench and elastic straps

Museum no. C.78:1 to 5-2007
Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 5 parts.

  • Form
  • Workbench
  • Strap
  • Strap
  • Strap
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware, handbuilt, white glaze, with workbench and straps
Brief Description
'Sausage', earthenware, workbench, luggage straps, Richard Slee, 2006
Physical Description
Composite sculptural piece, comprising a sausage shaped ceramic form with white glaze, held in place on a folding workbench by three elastic straps. The workbench and straps are found objects.
Credit line
Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin
Summary
Richard Slee (born 1946)

‘Sausage’

2006



Strapped to a handyman’s folding workbench,

Richard Slee’s ‘Sausage’ appears a comic

and surreal object. Its shiny white surface

and oversized form create a cartoonish fantasy.

Slee’s work frequently plays with everyday items

in ways that make them seem larger than life.

Here, the sausage and workbench suggest

male enthusiasms.

Made in Brighton

White-glazed earthenware, hand-built,

with workbench and elastic straps



Museum no. C.78:1 to 5-2007

Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin
Collection
Accession Number
C.78:1 to 5-2007

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record createdMarch 18, 2009
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