Kenny Hunter

If I Stand Fast They will Dig my Grave

About this artwork

Made during a 3-month residency at Location 1, Manhattan, this print is part of a series inspired by early Modernist thinkers. In this series, Hunter uses bright, graphic colours and crisp texts which echo designs from the Modernist era. The letters have a sculptural quality, bunched up together like a stack of solid shapes. Hunter notes that Ian Hamilton Finlay’s concrete poetry was a strong influence on these works: ’It was Finlay who introduced me to the idea of how to make classical art speak of our age. He didn’t make classical work, but he referred to it.’

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  • artist:
  • title:
    If I Stand Fast They will Dig my Grave
  • date created:
    2007
  • materials:
    Screenprint on paper
  • measurements:
    75.30 x 54.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2008
  • accession number:
    GMA 5008
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment

Kenny Hunter

Kenny Hunter