Roger Hiorns
Roger Hiorns is perhaps best known for his sculptures made by dipping various objects into copper sulphate to encrust their surfaces with glittering blue barnacles. In 'Nunhead', a pair of BMW engines has been transformed using this process to create a sculpture of jewel-like beauty. According to the artist, 'Nunhead' represents the 'crystallisation and transformation of an abstract idea of power; the title references the quiet streets around a South-East London cemetery where youths gather to show off their cars.'
  • Artwork Details: 170 x 141.5 x 122cm
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  • Material description: engines, steel, aluminium, plastics, rubber, copper sulphate
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC3/2005

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