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Ian Hamilton Finlay

(Scotland 28 Oct 1925 – 27 Mar 2006)

Title
Talismans and signifiers (collaboration with Richard Grasby and Nicholas Sloan) nos. 3, 5, 7, 11, 18, 19
Year
1984
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
six carved stones, six panels of text
Dimensions

installation dimensions variable:

a - No.3 (Black cube with diamonds); 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 cm; each

b - No.5 ('Rest' stone); 3.8 x 9.5 x 5.5 cm

c - No.7 ('Net' stone); 1.9 x 10 x 6.6 cm

d - No.11 (spotted black cube); 5.3 x 5.3 x 5.3 cm

e - No.18 (black cube wth cross); 5.7 x 5.7 x 5.7 cm

f - No.19 (grey/white cube); 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 cm

g-l - 6 panels of text; 18.3 x 9.2 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Mervyn Horton Bequest Fund 1985
Accession number
95.1985.a-l
Copyright
© Ian Hamilton Finlay
Location
Not on display
Further information

From a series of 20, made in collaboration with Richard Grasby and Nicholas Sloan.

Bibliography (2)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Sydney, 1986. cat.no. 120

Anthony Bond and William Wright, The British show, 'Biographies and catalogue', p157-160, Sydney, 1985, 158. Lent by the artist and Graeme Murray Gallery

Exhibition history (4)

The British show:

Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Sep 1986–23 Nov 1986

Acquisitions from the Komon, Salkauskas and Horton Funds, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 May 1987–31 May 1987

Ideas and Actions: Performance, Process and Documentation, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 Oct 1999–23 Jan 2000