Escape Artist (Multicoloured) by Sam Taylor-Johnson

This work is part of a series which continues the artist's exploration of photographs of her own body, apparently hanging in space.


Cibachrome print photograph
134.6 x 109.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£9,000 ( Total: £22,000)
Acquired in:
White Cube

In this photograph she appears to float a little above the floor with the assistance of just eight colourful helium balloons, there is a tension in the apparent power of their tug being resisted by her body. The party colours of the balloons contrast with Taylor-Wood's vulnerability in pale pink and white cotton underwear; her body is slumped forward and her face hidden. The photograph is a wonderful addition to the existing collection of contemporary photography by artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans and Richard Wentworth.


The artist.

Venue details

Nottingham Castle Off Friar Lane, Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL 01158 761 400

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6)

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