Dimensions:59.5 x 42 cm
Credit:Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 2012
Ownership history:Purchased from the Rob Tufnell Gallery, London by the Contemporary Art Society, 12 July 2012; presented to The McManus, Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum, 2012/13
The woodblock, letterpress prints were produced following her Dreadnoughts project at the Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2010. They take slogans or ideas from political ideologies in east London from the 1830s to the 1980s. The issues are still relevant today and through her work, the artist brings them back into the public conscience. Referencing the 1936 Battle of Cable Street, London in which protesters prevented a fascist march led by Oswald Mosely.
Dundee Art Galleries and Museums’ fine art collection is diverse and wide-ranging with historic oil paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, sculpture, and new media and is renowned as the first collection of fine art photography in Scotland. Recent acquisitions for the collection include work by Catherine Yass, Graham Fagan and John Stezaker.
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