Slicer by Mona Hatoum

This is a greatly enlarged egg slicer and it is a perfect fit not for an egg, but a child.

Details

Medium:
Steel & thermoformed plastic
Dimensions:
104 x 117.5 x 93 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £62,370)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
White Cube

The work alludes to the human body to suggest threat and fragility. The themes of entrapment, vulnerability and threat are central to Hatoum's work. The meaning is suggested with things we use daily such as kitchen utensils rather than spelt out.

Provenance

White Cube, 1999; private collection, USA; Sotheby's, 2005; White Cube, London.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 73/75 Belford Road, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH4 3DR 0131 624 6200 www.nationalgalleries.org

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