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Title

Talismans and signifiers (collaboration with Richard Grasby and Nicholas Sloan) nos. 3, 5, 7, 11, 18, 19


Artist

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Scotland

28 Oct 1925 - 27 Mar 2006


About

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


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

95.1985.a-l


Artist information

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Works in the collection

21


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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