CULTURE IS IMPORTANT IN A FREE SOCIETY NINETEENFORTY TWO AN EXIBITION THAT OF THINGS THAT DON'T EXIST YET ... 2006
Liam Gillick (1964 – )
- 84 X 59.2 CM
- INK JET
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Liam Gillick produced a series of prints for the Hayward Gallery exhibition How to Improve the World. Combining his own longstanding interest in models of utopia with the ideals embodied in the Arts Council Collection, the project provides a wry commentary on the history of Arts Council exhibitions. Four works have been selected from the series of 20 and produced in a signed limited edition of 50.
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