Untitled

1986

Allington, Edward
Edward Allington was fascinated by the presence of classical forms in everyday life, such as fragments of artefacts displayed in museums or kitsch reproductions of antiques. His work is full of references to now discredited forms and styles, from baroque and rococo architectural ornaments to identically cast Greek and Egyptian statues. He said: ‘Sculpture is looking at real things by making real things. It is making poetry with solid objects’.
  • Artwork Details: 38.3 x 55.6cm
  • Edition:
  • Material description: Ink and emulsion on ledger paper
  • Credit line: © Estate of Edward Allington
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Not Classified
  • Accession number: ACC41/2019

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