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Vacuum (1994)

Steven Pippin

perspex, aluminium and TV monitor

Manchester Art Gallery


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Installation, Sculpture


Perspex, Aluminium, Monitor

Physical Object Description:

Sculpture comprising of a small television monitor, with its outer casing removed to reveal the internal workings, and a pair of tall aerial shafts forming antennae fixed to its top. The monitor is vacuum sealed in a perspex bubble (to eliminate any transmission sounds), which is spherical in form with two tall 'ears' encompassing the aerials; the bubble is sealed with a black trim. The whole rests on a tall, aluminium stand with four legs formed from interlocking aluminium.


240 x 75 x 48 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1996

Ownership history:

Purchased from the Victoria Miro, London by Edward Lee for the Contemporary Art Society, with the aid of a grant from the Henry Moore Foundation, 1994; presented to Manchester Art Gallery, 1996


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