David Mach

Stephen Hendry, b. 1969. Snooker player

About this artwork

Hendry is one of the greatest snooker players of all time. This portrait is made from a photograph of Hendry leaning over the green baize of a snooker table to pot a ball. This is interwoven with thousands of copies of a single postcard. The full picture of the postcard, which Mach found in the Natural History Museum, can only be seen in the bottom right hand corner - the earth seen from space. David Mach is making a witty reference to Hendry's success - he is on top of the world and the world is just another snooker ball.

  • title:
    Stephen Hendry, b. 1969. Snooker player
  • accession number:
    PG 3046
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  • materials:
    Postcard and photograph collage
  • date created:
    1996
  • measurements:
    181.00 x 181.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Commissioned 1996
  • copyright:
    © David Mach
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

David Mach

David Mach