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√2 Construction (1983 and 1987)

John Law

silver steel on trafolite/blockboard base, laminated MDF, formica and paint

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

© the copyright holder Photo credit: Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia



Sculpture, Relief


Silver steel, Trafolite, Blockboard, MDF (Medium Density Fibre Board), Formica, Paint

Physical Object Description:

Hand signed in ink on back label: J.L. 30/07/87. Written on the back, diagrams for construction and display: *in case of bent elements / All square elements should be / in the following relationship one to another / smaller elements (A) bisected / diagonally on succeeding one (B) / when B is seen in side elevation; printed on an label fixed to the back by the artist: 2 Construction '83 - rebuilt '87 / Base: engraved laminate on MDF / Construction: silver steel, s-solder / lacquer: Keeps' 'Pale Permanent Red' / & Hutchinsons' 'Frigilene' clear


80 x 56.5 x 25 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1986

Ownership history:

Purchased from the artist by Ann Sutton for the Contemporary Art Society, September 1983; presented to Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, April 1986

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