New world power (The cold war cleaning specialist), from the portfolio The Sydney Morning, volume IV: word works 1993-94
By word works I mean visual/verbal or image/language/sign interactions which play between levels of message, medium and meaning; between text and context; between title and content; combining or manipulating or deleting elements to create a floating springboard to regions more lateral. These screenprints are not 'copies' of visual poems or word sculptures existing somewhere else: they are, each, originals.
Richard Tipping, 1989
screenprint on pale blue wove paper
28.4 x 22.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, pencil "Richard Tipping '94".
Gift of Richard Tipping 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
© Richard Tipping
Shown in 3 exhibitions
Richard Tiipping: hear the art, Eagle Gallery, London, 06 Feb 1997–02 Mar 1997
Richard Tipping: versions, perversions, subversions & verse, UBU Gallery, New York, 12 Dec 1998–16 Jan 1999
Avoiding myth & message: Australian artists and the literary world, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, 07 Apr 2009–12 Jul 2009
Referenced in 3 publications
Glenn Barkley, Avoiding myth & message: Australian artists and the literary world, Sydney, 44-45 (colour illus.), 62-63. Catalogue entry
Stephen Coppel, Richard Tipping: hear the art, Essay, Greater London, 1997.
Alex Selenitsch., Overland, Review "Sing sign", Melbourne, 1993, 88-89.