Call Me Mister by Jordan Baseman

Short sleeved man's shirt with sleeves from child's shirt and necktie on wooden hanger.

Details

Medium:
Textiles, human hair, wooden hanger
Acquired in:
2000
Presented by:
Saatchi Gallery through The Art Fund

Human hair is hanging from the collar and tie. Charles Saatchi's interest in 'young' British art went back to the 1990s, although he had been collecting international contemporary art for more than 30 years and since 1985 had shown his collection through exhibitions in the Saatchi Gallery in London. In 2000, he wanted to make it possible for galleries beyond London to show new British artists to a wider audience. Charles Saatchi and the Art Fund therefore selected 39 works to give to 7 galleries throughout the country. These galleries were chosen for their interest in contemporary art but also because they had a limited budget for such purchases. The works epitomise the creative energy of young British artists during the 1990s and today and show the diversity of these artists' ambitions and concerns and the wide range of media that they draw upon to express them. Jordan Baseman and Katharine Dowson both chose body parts.

Provenance

Purchased from the artist in September 1995.

Venue details

The New Art Gallery Walsall Gallery Square, WALSALL West Midlands WS2 8LG 01922 654400 www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk/

Entry details

Free to all
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