Bubble House Location Photograph 1999

Dean, Tacita
In 1999 Tacita Dean made a film on the island of Cayman Brac in the Caribbean about the tragic story of yachtsman Donald Crowhurst, who disappeared at sea. She comments: "While documenting the decayed hull of the Teignmouth Electron, my companion and I drove up the other road on the hurricane coast of the small island and came across the Bubble House. Deserted and half-complete, it was built by a Frenchman who, according to the people of the island, embezzled money from the American government and was now doing 35 years in Tampa prison for fraud. Both boat and house were welcome neglect on an otherwise pampered island." This photograph was made as an affordable edition for the Hayward Gallery to support the touring exhibition An Aside which was curated by the artist.
  • Artwork Details: 40 x 50cm Image, 24 x 30cm
  • Edition: ed of 200
  • Material description: colour photograph
  • Credit line: © the artist. Image courtesy Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York/Paris
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  • Medium: Photograph
  • Accession number: ACC12/2005



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