Arnatt is best known for his conceptual works and documentary photographs of people and animals.

However this collection of 40 photographs and 8 drawings adds a new understanding of the artist's achievements showing how the artist moved from making brightly coloured geometric objects to taking photographs of found boxes. The box was central to Arnatt's sculptural imagination and, as these works reveal, it emerges across his career as a major structural motif and ongoing conceptual preoccupation. A box – whether cardboard, metal, wood or metal - is never just a box for Arnatt: it is a head, body, a container, a frame, a modernist trope and metaphor ripe for reinvention and redeployment.

Provenance

The artist's estate.


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