Untitled (for MOCA) by Robert Gober

This is a double sided print and illustrates the development of the American artist Gober's process using some of his most persistent visual motifs namely: drainpipe, Madonna, body and dead tree.


Details

Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
28 x 33 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,838 ( Total: £3,838)
Acquired in:
2009
Vendor:
Matthew Marks Gallery

On each side, Gober has presented an image that is embedded into a page from the newspaper. On the face of it they appear unrelated however the strength of this work derives from the realisation that the two halves of the diptych are not purely opposites; they have something forcefully compelling to do with each other and refuse to stay separate. Gober's haunting art is characterised by enigmatic dualism’s that weave together themes of childhood, sexuality, memory, loss, and spiritual redemption. Presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.

Provenance

The artist; Matthew Marks Gallery.

Venue details

mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Centre Square, MIDDLESBROUGH Cleveland TS1 2AZ 01642 726720 www.visitmima.com

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