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Title

Unsafe art

1980
2015

Artist

Richard Tipping

Australia

1949 -

Alternate image of Unsafe art by Richard Tipping
Alternate image of Unsafe art by Richard Tipping
  • Details

    Dates
    1980
    2015
    Media categories
    Sculpture , Photograph
    Materials used
    steel, enamel, aluminium, die-cast alloy satin finished, 20 cent coin, 35mm black and white photograph scanned and printed digitally on archival paper
    Dimensions
    dimensions variable :

    a - base, 55 x 51.3 x 47.9 cm

    b - safe, 63.5 x 48.3 x 50.8 cm

    c - photograph, 90 x 78.4 cm, sheet

    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.l. verso [part c], inscribed black fibre-tipped pen "Richard Tipping/ ... 1980/ .../ .../ printed 2015 ...".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2015
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    142.2015.a-c
    Copyright
    © Richard Tipping

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  • About

    An identical safe engraved with the words 'Safe Art' was made in Sydney in 1980 by the artist with the CMI Safe Company. 'Safe art' was included in significant exhibitions in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney in the early 1980s. In 1989 'Safe art' was donated by the artist to the Art Gallery of NSW where it was subsequently mislaid. 'Unsafe art' was commissioned from the artist in 2015.

    Richard Tipping, 2015

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • John Saxby (Editor), Look, 'The art that made me: Richard Tipping', pg. 14-15, Sydney, Oct 2016, 14.

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