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List of Names (Random)
© Douglas Gordon/VG Bildkunst, Bonn 2012

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List of Names (Random) 1990 - ongoing

On Display Modern One

  • Scottish Art
This work consists of a list of names, displayed in columns, as if it were a war memorial or a roll of honour. They are the names of everyone the artist has ever met, or more precisely, everyone he can remember meeting. Gordon says of this work, 'It was an accurate and honest statement but it was full of mistakes (like forgetting the names of some friends), so there were some embarrassing elements in the work, but that all seemed to be quite close to the truth of how our head functions anyway. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.'


  • Acc. No. GMA 4335
  • Medium Wall text, typeface variable
  • Size Variable
  • Credit Purchased with the Iain Paul Fund 2000