robinday

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Acquired in 2007 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Stofer, Hans
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
CER
credit
Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin
date_end
2006-12-31
date_start
2006-01-01
date_text
2006 (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Our Objects: Contemporary Ceramics in Context (Glasgow School of Art 01/03/2009-31/03/2009)
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
135117
label
Hans Stofer (born 1957) ‘Robin Day’ 2006 By deliberately breaking away the side of a bowl and lovingly gilding the jagged edge, Hans Stofer has created a dramatic arena for a porcelain bird. This cheerful, everyday figure might otherwise have attracted little attention. In doing so, Stofer poses questions about the significance of the objects that surround us. Made in London Porcelain bowl with applied gold leaf, porcelain figure, steel and magnets Museum no. C.80:1, 2-2007 Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin [2009]
last_checked
2014-08-30T04:40:37.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T04:40:37.000Z
latitude
51.506321
location
In Storage
longitude
-0.12714
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Bone china, gilded, porcelain, metal plates, magnets
museum_number
C.80:1,2-2007
museum_number_token
c802007
object_number
O169125
object_type
Bowl and figure
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Sculptural work, comprising a found porcelain figure of a bird (probably a Chaffinch) within a bone china bowl. One side of the bowl has been broken away, and the broken edge gilded, so that the opening frames the figure. The base of the figure and the interior of the bowl are fitted with metal plates, which allow three small magnets to hold the figure in place withing the bowl.
place
London
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Hans Stofer (born 1957) ‘Robin Day’ 2006 By deliberately breaking away the side of a bowl and lovingly gilding the jagged edge, Hans Stofer has created a dramatic arena for a porcelain bird. This cheerful, everyday figure might otherwise have attracted little attention. In doing so, Stofer poses questions about the significance of the objects that surround us. Made in London Porcelain bowl with applied gold leaf, porcelain figure, steel and magnets Museum no. C.80:1, 2-2007 Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
slug
robinday-bowl-and-figure-stofer-hans
sys_updated
2014-03-12T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
robinday
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2006
year_start
2006