Hippo Campus

2010
Williams, Bedwyr
'Hippo Campus' is a self portrait of the artist as a young boy asleep on a school bus trip in France, adapted from a photograph taken by a young girl making fun of him. The work is black and white, with a landscape (and the past) whizzing beside him. This treated image captures an uncanny moment of the artist, looking from the present, at a dreaming, unconscious boy with his future ahead of him.
  • Artwork Details: Image Size: 69 x 48cm Paper, 84 x 59cm
  • Edition: of 5 + 2AP
  • Material description: Giclee print on German Etching Paper
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  • Theme: Portrait
  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC2/2011

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