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Robert Therrien


No Title (Stacked Plates)

  • No Title (Stacked Plates)
    © Estate of Robert Therrien. Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London 2023

About this artwork

Plates are an important motif in Therrien’s practice. This work is one of a series of stacked plate sculptures the artist has made which vary in medium, size and colour. Here, Therrien has created a vast tower of twenty oversized plastic soup dishes that tilt at precarious angles. The simple utilitarian plate design is modelled on a type of mass-produced kitchenware popular in the early to mid-twentieth century in the roadside diners that appeared with the increasing use of cars in the United States at that time.

Updated before 2020

Artist:
Robert Therrien (1947 - 2019) American
Title:
No Title (Stacked Plates)
Date:
2010
Materials:
Plastic
Measurements:
239.00 x 137.00 x 137.00 cm
Object type:
Sculpture
Credit line:
ARTIST ROOMS Presented by the artist jointly to National Galleries of Scotland and Tate and acquired with assistance of the ARTIST ROOMS Fund, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation 2011
Accession number:
AR01127
Gallery:
In Storage
Artwork photographed by:
Antonia Reeve

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Robert Therrien