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  • Shrigley, David
Date
[2020]
Reference
3272403i
Part of
Wellcome Collection On Happiness Commision.
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About this work

Description

Outline drawings of 6 figures dancing, arms raised.

Publication/Creation

[United Kingdom], [2020]

Physical description

1 drawing : ink on paper ; sheet 42 x 29.7 cm, frame 48 x 36 x 3 cm

Lettering

Through dancing we are healed and the awfulness of life is forgotten.

Terms of use

Creative Commons Attribution - Non-Commercial CC BY-NC 4.0

Reference

Wellcome Collection no. 3272403i

Lettering note

THROUGH DANCING WE ARE HEALED AND THE AWFULNESS OF LIFE IS FORGOTTEN (text on work, recto)

Exhibitions note

Exhibited in "Joy" at Wellcome Collection, London, 15 July 2021 - 27 February 2022.
Gallery text: Throughout the gallery David Shrigley presents a new series of drawings that respond to everyday moments of joy. While his topics are far-reaching, Shrigley’s deliberately crude black-and-white drawings are deceptive in their simplicity. Using humour to disarm the viewer, his subjects often include dark and complex themes that suggest laughter is a moment of reprieve as well as a coping strategy for difficulty. -- accompanying gallery text from "Joy" at Wellcome Collection, London.

Notes

Title provided by the artist.

Ownership note

In 2021 Wellcome Collection commisioned David Shrigley to do a series of drawings for the "On Happiness" season of events. The commision resulted in 48 drawings, 24 of which were included in the exhibition "Joy" at Wellcome Collection. 5 of the drawings were added to the permanent Collection.
Stephen Friedman Gallery number: SHRIG 4178.

Languages

  • English


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