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  • Shrigley, David
Date
[2020]
Reference
3272401i
Part of
Wellcome Collection On Happiness Commision.
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About this work

Description

Outline of a hand controlling a string puppet.

Publication/Creation

[United Kingdom], [2020]

Physical description

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

Lettering

I am no longer in control of my own actions it is better this way and I am much happier.

Terms of use

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

Reference

Wellcome Collection no. 3272401i

Lettering note

I AM NO LONGER IN CONTROL OF MY OWN ACTIONS IT IS BETTER THIS WAY AND I AM MUCH HAPPIER (text on work, recto)

Exhibitions note

Exhibited in Joy, part of the 'On Happiness' season, held 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 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 4175.

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  • English


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