The Wall Street Journal: Billboard Saturday July 15, 1985

Conrad Atkinson (1940 - )

Lithograph with acrylic paint, in four sections

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: HM Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road

    Employing artistic licence, Conrad Atkinson re-presents front page stories on an issue of the Wall Street Journal from 1986 (see also a second work by the artist, Financial Times: Billboard Wednesday September 17, 1986, GAC 18341). On each work, four lithographs have been arranged to form a scaled up broadsheet. Deftly interweaving art and culture with politics and business, Atkinson name-checks past and present artists alongside well-known figures. These ‘stories’ are darkly comic reflections on 1980s life and politics.


    Born in Cleator Moor, Cumbria, Conrad Atkinson studied art in Carlisle, Liverpool and at the Royal Academy, London. His socially engaged practice has included explorations of British strikes of the 1970s; Emily Brontë's novel, Wuthering Heights, in context to modern-day immigration issues; and international landmine campaigns. His works often play upon the links between British radical thought and 19th-century Romanticist art and literature.

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    acrylic (paint), lithograph
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    Title
    The Wall Street Journal: Billboard Saturday July 15, 1985
    Date
    Medium
    Lithograph with acrylic paint, in four sections
    Dimensions
    Four panels, height 151 cm, width 102 cm each
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the artist, July 2010
    Provenance
    the artist
    GAC number
    18342