Sculptures

Gavin Turk — Nagel

£1,440.00£1,440.00inc VAT
OC10579
180 x 150 x 150 mm
Wood block with found nail
Edition of 40

This is a small macquette for the public sculpture commissioned One New Change, just behind St Paul’s Cathedral. This old rusty nail is a symbol of manufacturing and the hanging mechanism for pictures as well as a metaphysical sundial. 

Gavin Turk

Gavin Turk was born in Guildford, 1967, and studied at the Royal College of Art. In 1991, he was denied his MA degree from the college having exhibited only a blue heritage plaque of his name on the white walls of the exhibition space. This is the same plaque printed on Turk’s Pretty Taxing disc sleeve.

Questioning the originality and authenticity of art has led to Turk’s eminence as one of the young British artists, and has resulted in his work being collected by Tate Modern, London; Charles Saatchi; Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, UK and Victoria and Albert Musuem, London.

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