Robert Therrien

No Title (Large Red Brick Drawing)

About this artwork

This work comprises a fragment of found paper, printed to look like a wall of red bricks. The strategy of creating a drawing from found material suggests the influence of both Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque’s cubist still life collages in which they used paper printed to replicate wood-grain to represent wooden objects. The paper that Therrien uses is similar to the type found in children’s dollhouses, yet placed within a frame, the paper is transformed into an abstract composition.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    No Title (Large Red Brick Drawing)
  • date created:
    2003
  • materials:
    Print on paper
  • measurements:
    60.60 x 70.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00169
  • gallery:
This artwork is part of Artist Rooms
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Robert Therrien

Robert Therrien