Embassy (day)

Catherine Yass (1963 - )

Colour transparency and LED lightbox

1999

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy
    This photographic image shows the garden of the British Embassy in Paris. Catherine Yass was commissioned to produce this work and "Embassy (evening)". She spent time there photographing various aspects of the building and gardens at different times of day. The heightened, intense colours of her works are produced by superimposing positive and negative transparencies onto one another and making tonal adjustments during the printing process. She discovered the creative potential of working in this way simply by chance, when an incorrectly loaded film was developed. Catherine Yass was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2002.
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  • Details
    Title
    Embassy (day)
    Date
    1999
    Medium
    Colour transparency and LED lightbox
    Acquisition
    Commissioned from the artist, February 1999
    Provenance
    Commissioned from the artist by the Government Art Collection in collaboration with the British Embassy, Paris
    GAC number
    17376/2