Robert Therrien

No Title (Stacked Plates)

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:
  • title:
    No Title (Stacked Plates)
  • date created:
    2010
  • materials:
    Plastic
  • measurements:
    239.00 x 137.00 x 137.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS Presented by the artist jointly to National Galleries of Scotland and Tate and acquired with assistance of the ARTIST ROOMS Endowment, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation 2011
  • accession number:
    AR01127
  • gallery:
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve
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Robert Therrien

Robert Therrien