An arm emerges from the left side of this image, its fist semi-clenched as if grasping an invisible object. Superimposed on the arm is the word "forever". Like the image as a whole, which is presented as a sepia-tinted negative photograph, the word "forever" is a verbal inversion of the title "Never Never". Douglas Gordon won the Turner Prize in 1996 and is known for his interest in the different ways in which words and images can be interpreted by different people. The outstretched arm in "Never Never" could be interpreted as brandishing an invisible weapon, or alternatively as extending help or a warm gesture.
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