Spade

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Acquired in 2007 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Richard Slee
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CER
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date_end
2006-12-31
date_start
2006-01-01
date_text
2006 (made)
descriptive_line
'Spade', enamelled steel blade and wooden handle, Richard Slee, Great Britain, 2006
dimensions
Height: 115.5 cm, Width: 18.0 cm
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exhibition_history
gallery
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historical_significance
history_note
Shown in the solo exhibition 'Richard Slee at Barrett Marsden', Barrett Marsden Gallery, London, 2006-7
id
252451
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T10:34:24.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T10:34:24.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.23218
marks
materials
wood, steel, enamel
materials_techniques
Spade, wood, steel, enamel
museum_number
C.102-2007
museum_number_token
c1022007
object_number
O297316
object_type
Spade
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original_price
physical_description
Spade with wooden handle and steel blade decorated with a traditional landscape print in enamel, placed so as to mimic the muddy section of the blade in use. Characteristic in its sympathy for the domestic, Spade poses questions about our romantic association with landscape and the land itself.
place
Great Britain
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public_access_description
Richard Slee stands among the leading ceramic artists working in Britain today Highly respected amongst the craft community for his great technical mastery and attention to detail, it is nevertheless his more conceptual and intellectual works of recent years that have gained him the attention of a wider contemporay art audience. While ceramics has remained Slee's primary medium, he has increasingly begun to incorporate new mediums within his works. 'Spade' is the result of spending time in the University of the West of England working with enamels. It is a testemant to the possibilities of a medium that has remained relatively overlooked within contemporary art practice. Slee utilises the familiar form of a garden spade, using the steel blade as a ground for a traditional landscape print, places so as to mimic the muddy section of the blade in use. Characteristic in its sympathy for the domestic, Spade poses questions about our romantic association with landscape and the land itself.
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2
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slug
spade-spade-richard-slee
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2014-03-21T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
enamelled
title
Spade
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2006
year_start
2006