Grave (Annae Craig)

Catherine Yass (1963 - )

Colour transparency and light-box

1997

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: USA
    City: Los Angeles
    Place: British Consulate-General

    This work is one in a series of five photographs by Catherine Yass of the graves in Greyfriars Churchyard in Edinburgh. Greyfriars features in Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", and was first photographed by Octavius Hill, a pioneer of the medium. The melancholy air of the subject is made almost unearthly by the intense, heightened colours, produced by superimposing positive and negative transparencies onto one another. Catherine Yass discovered the creative potential of working in this way simply by chance, when an incorrectly loaded film was developed. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002.

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    Title
    Grave (Annae Craig)
    Date
    1997
    Medium
    Colour transparency and light-box
    Dimensions
    height: 89.00 cm, width: 72.50 cm, depth: 12.80 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Laure Genillard Gallery, September 1997
    Inscription
    verso bl: GRAVE / Annae Craig / C. Yass
    GAC number
    17269