Cornelia Parker

STOP
£1,000

About The Artist

Cornelia Parker, RA, OBE, is one of the UK’s most acclaimed contemporary artists.  Her recent work includes two major public commissions in London; 14 metre long Wikipedia-inspired 'Magna Carta (An Embroidery)' for the British Library, which is now on tour, and 'One More Time' for St. Pancras Station, for which she created a doppelganger for the station clock.  The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester reopened in 2015 with a major solo exhibition by Cornelia Parker, who created a unique Blakean meteor shower to celebrate the gallery’s relaunch.  Following on from this exceptional year, Parker has been awarded the prestigious commission to create a site-specific installation for the Roof Garden of the Metropolitan Museum, New York, in 2016.

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“This sign is based on a photograph I took of a battered parking notice on a 60’s council estate in N1. The signs are ubiquitous in London, displayed on all the estates of the period. Isolated from its context the instruction can refer to anything you want it to. Stop eating, Stop drinking, Stop smoking, Stop thinking, Stop worrying, Stop" - Cornelia Parker, 2015

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"The fact it is made in enamel means it has a certain authority commanding you to submit, (or to ignore if that is what you usually do to signs!) The black enamel encroaches on the white word, semi-submerged it suggests the viewer is perhaps leaving it a little too long to respond" - Cornelia Parker, 2015

Cornelia Parker, 'STOP', 2015

Embossed enamel sign with hand-painted white lettering

Signed, limited edition of 20. Plinth Ikon 50 Edition.

487 x 248 x 8mm

0.9kg

£1,000