Classification:Drawing and Watercolour
Physical Object Description:Drawing of Man with text "Doesn't look like me"
Dimensions:29.7 x 21 cm
Credit:Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 2014
Ownership history:Purchased from the Stephen Friedman Gallery by the Contemporary Art Society, 2014; presented to Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford Museums & Galleries, 2014
Relationship:Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, New York Cartwright Hall Art Gallery (Bradford District Museums & Galleries)
The Contemporary Art Society gift of three drawings by Shrigley makes the most of the success of Cartwright Hall Art Gallery’s existing relationship with the artist. It also reinforces the collection’s particular strength in the area of works on paper. Cartwright Hall’s collection was initially shaped by gifts from local textile manufacturers who were particularly interested in contemporary British and French artists. Many of the drawings in the collection were acquired in the 1920s and 1930s when there was a policy of collecting drawings by British artists. Cartwright Hall is extending this early remit by acquiring a selection of three of Shrigley’s drawings: a humorous drawing, a text-based work and a more figurative piece.
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