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Title

Unsafe art

1980
2015


Artist

Richard Tipping

Australia

1949 -


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


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; sheet

b - safe; 63.5 x 48.3 x 50.8 cm

c - photograph; 90 x 78.4 cm


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


Artist information

Richard Tipping

Works in the collection

92


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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