No Title (Large Red Brick Drawing)
©  ARS, NY and DACS, London 2009

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No Title (Large Red Brick Drawing) 2003
  • Artist Rooms
This work comprises a fragment of found paper, printed to look like a wall of red bricks. The strategy of creating a drawing from found material suggests the influence of both Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque’s cubist still life collages in which they used paper printed to replicate wood-grain to represent wooden objects. The paper that Therrien uses is similar to the type found in children’s dollhouses, yet placed within a frame, the paper is transformed into an abstract composition.

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Abstract art

Art in which there is no attempt to represent anything existing in the world, particularly used of the 20th century onwards. ‘Abstraction’ refers to the process of making images that may in part derive from the visible world but which are reduced to basic formal elements.


A style of painting originated by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the first two decades of the 20th century. Instead of painting a figure or object from a fixed position they represented it from multiple viewpoints.

Abstract art, Cubism


  • Acc. No. AR00169
  • Medium Print on paper
  • Size 60.60 x 70.00 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008