The Rivington Place Portfolio; 1930s to 1960s

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Acquired in 2009 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Boyce, Sonia
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bibliography
collection_code
PDP
credit
Purchased through the generous support of the Friends of the V&A
date_end
2007-12-31
date_start
2006-01-01
date_text
2006-2007 (printed and published)
descriptive_line
Rivington Place portfolio, 2006-7: Sonia Boyce
dimensions
Height: 76 cm, Width: 51 cm
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exhibition_history
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id
191162
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last_checked
2014-08-30T07:51:31.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T07:51:31.000Z
latitude
40.14278
location
In Storage
longitude
-74.726723
marks
BRODSKY CENTER 07-325 S. Boyce 2007 1930s to 1960s 27/50
materials
paper
materials_techniques
Hard and soft-ground etching with spitbite aquatint on paper
museum_number
E.163:3-2009
museum_number_token
e16332009
object_number
O230021
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Print
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place
New Jersey
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public_access_description
This print by Sonia Boyce (born London, 1962) was made for The Rivington Place Portfolio (see E.163:1 to :9-2009). Boyce, who began her career as a painter, has subsequently moved into collaborative and interactive projects. The V&A holds two wallpapers which she designed and printed for installations - Clapping from 1994, and Lover's Rock from 1998, both inspired by music and performance. Her etching for the portfolio draws on reminiscence sessions, for which she interviewed women about their memories of black female singers. The linear 'haloes' around each name enact a rhythmic pattern reminiscent of the grooves in vinyl records, and the idea of sound waves. Like contour lines on a map, they evoke the place of music in women's lives. The fuzzy imperfect star shapes, overlaid in soft-ground etching, suggest the haziness of recollection and the fluctuating status of these one-time 'stars' of popular music.
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2
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slug
the-rivington-place-portfolio-1930s-print-boyce-sonia
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2014-06-23T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
etching
title
The Rivington Place Portfolio; 1930s to 1960s
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2007
year_start
2006