About this artwork

In 1997 Yass was commissioned by the Barbican Art Centre in London, to take photographs for display in the ‘Cell’ exhibition series. The works, entitled ‘Stage: Left’ and ‘Stage: Right’ depict the stage set behind the centre’s main theatre. Through a negative-positive process, the pulleys and stage machinery are presented as a vivid entanglement of blue and green. This screenprint is taken from a section of the transparency ‘Stage: Right’. The left side and bottom edge have been cropped to create an almost abstract image. This work is from a portfolio of prints by eleven different London-based artists, called ‘Screen’. The title is taken from the screenprint technique but also refers to the fact that most of the artists had worked with film or photography.

  • title:
    Stage
  • accession number:
    GMA 4200 K
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  • materials:
    Screenprint: 9 screens, plus varnish
  • date created:
    1997
  • measurements:
    Image and paper size: 88.80 x 74.00 cm (framed: 117.00 x 86.60 x 2.80 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1998
  • copyright:
    © CATHERINE YASS AND THE PARAGON PRESS

Catherine Yass

Catherine Yass