Proposals for the Government Art Collection

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    Liversidge works across various media, often with everyday objects and materials, questioning the boundaries of what is and isn’t art. A surreal and offbeat humour lies at the heart of his idiosyncratic approach which, as Jessica Lack commented in ‘The Guardian’ in 2009, is a ‘… surreal form of pedantry that is reminiscent of the comic genius Spike Milligan’. For the last decade and more, his work has taken the form of ‘Proposals’ for art works and performances, all typed on a manual Olivetti typewriter. He has been commissioned and exhibited work internationally, including solo exhibitions at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Van Abbe Museum, Netherlands; the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut; and Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm. Liversidge lives and works in London.
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    Materials & Techniques
    paper (as artists material), screenprint
  • Details
    Title
    Proposals for the Government Art Collection
    Edition
    Number 1 in an edition of 12
    Date
    2017
    Acquisition
    Commissioned from the artist, August 2017
    Inscription
    verso towards the bottom middle: (in pencil on each print) Prints made with foundation fine art students at Hull College
    verso bottom right: (in pencil on each print) signed by the artist
    verso bottom left hand: (in pencil on each print) 1/12
    Provenance
    Commissioned 2017
    GAC number
    18729/64