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Imagine the Green is Red
© David Shrigley 2005

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Imagine the Green is Red 1997

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
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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When an individual or organisation employs an artist to execute a particular project, the process and the resulting work are termed a ‘commission’.


The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.

Commission, Composition


  • Acc. No. GMA 4240
  • Medium Cibachrome print (5/10)
  • Size 30.40 x 30.20 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1998