A sequence of stones: Riesenbett II (floating), Großteingrab (floating) and Hünengrab II (floating) by Tacita Dean

Tacita Dean is the most important artist to have emerged from Falmouth Art School, and still regularly returns to Cornwall from her home in Berlin.


Blackboard paint, fibre-based print mounted on paper
1) 22 x 44 cm; 2) 23.4 x 44.8 cm; 3) 23.6 x 45 cm
Art Fund grant:
£17,000 ( Total: £39,500)
Acquired in:
Frith Street Gallery

She continually stresses the importance of her time in Falmouth, Cornwall and the influence it had on her work. This series of drawings was inspired by the rare and historic Cornish Quoits, as well as the ancient granite stones that are prominent in the rugged Cornish landscape. The painted dolmens float isolated in space, their rock’s texture emphasized like a planet’s surface. They assume a kind of monumentality and presence not possible in the original photograph. By showing the three images in sequence the dolmens continue to rise, with the right-hand image about to disappear. This is the first time Dean's works will be represented in Falmouth's collections.


the artist via Frith Street Gallery

Venue details

Falmouth Art Gallery Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth Cornwall TR11 2RT 01326 313 863 www.falmouthartgallery.com/

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