Off the Wall

View the V&A API .json response

Acquired in 2005 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Nimmo, Graeme
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
PDP
credit
Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund
date_end
2004-12-31
date_start
2004-01-01
date_text
2004 (made)
descriptive_line
'Off the Wall' etching by Graeme Nimmo; British, 2004.
dimensions
Height: 70 cm, Width: 59 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Street Art (Herbert Art Gallery 09/10/2010-16/01/2011)
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Displayed in the Link Corridor in Aug-Oct 2005 in the 'Street Art' display.
id
86211
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:13:22.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:13:22.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Toast Rack
longitude
-2.23218
marks
GM
materials
paper, ink, gypsum board
materials_techniques
Etching on paper backed on plasterboard
museum_number
E.277-2005
museum_number_token
e2772005
object_number
O111591
object_type
Print
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
The image is made up of greys black and white. In the bottom right a nude bearded man crouches with hands lossley clasped. The background to the image makes a shadowy effect with dribbling paint and some graffiti style lettering.
place
United Kingdom
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Graeme Nimmo studied portraiture at Glasgow School of Art. This print, entitled Off the Wall, combines traditional etching technique with street art-influenced spray paint stencilling, which creates the dripping paint effect. The letters GM echo graffiti writing, where artists mark their territory with their names. The model emerges from the wall with an almost ghost-like quality. The figure is detailed with simple light and shadow. Although this print is unmistakably modern, it refers back to a more traditional art form, portraiture. Nimmo’s work updates an old genre with contemporary visual language. The simple beauty of a human figure is celebrated with ‘rough-around-the-edges’ visuals.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
VA
slug
off-the-wall-print-nimmo-graeme
sys_updated
2014-08-14T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
etching
title
Off the Wall
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2004
year_start
2004