David Shrigley

Imagine the Green is Red

About this artwork

This photograph is a humorous challenge to the way we see our environment. It records an 'intervention', in which the artist has placed a sign in a public area. Shrigley is interested in the use of signage - how it relates to its location and our reaction to it. Yet the photograph is also an artwork in itself, completed by a pleasing composition and striking use of contrasting colour. This photograph was one of several works originally commissioned by Tate Liverpool and included as an insert in Tate Magazine in 1997. It was taken in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow, the location of many of Shrigley's photographs.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Imagine the Green is Red
  • date created:
    1997
  • materials:
    Cibachrome print (5/10)
  • measurements:
    30.40 x 30.20 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1998
  • accession number:
    GMA 4240
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
  • subject:
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David Shrigley

David Shrigley