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Drawing and Watercolour


Paper, Ink

Physical Object Description:

Drawing of man in shower - only lower part of the body visible-with text: "no screaming in the shower"


29.7 x 21 cm


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
In 2012-13, Bradford Museums & Galleries worked with Shrigley on an exhibition of works on paper at Bradford 1 Gallery. This extremely popular show was accompanied by an illustrated talk by Shrigley, which was the most successful and oversubscribed to date.

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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