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Gulp

William Mackrell (British, born 1983). Gulp, 2016. Etching in digital print mounted on aluminum panel, 28 x 35 inches (71.1 x 88.9 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Pending Acquisition Funds, 2017 (2017:10). © 2016 William Mackrell.

© William Mackrell

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© William Mackrell

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William Mackrell

British, born 1983

Gulp, 2016

etching in digital print mounted on aluminum panel

Edition: unique

support: 35 7/8 x 28 3/8 inches (91.12 x 72.07 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Fellows for Life Fund, by exchange, 2017

2017:10

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Inscriptions

inscription / back, lower center / Gulp
inscription / back, lower center / [monogram?]
signature, dated / back, lower center / W. Mackrell 2016

Provenance

from the artist to Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria;
sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, March 7, 2017

Class

Digital prints (visual works)

Work Type

Digital print (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

William Mackrell combines mediums to create works of art that are, as he states, “loosely pinned together by performance, beginning from the body, and specifically, how we document ourselves with a camera.” In 2014, Mackrell embarked on a series of photo-based works, called “Human Condition,” in which he plays with our perspective of the physical form. Images, such as Gulp, draw the viewer’s attention to unusual vantage points—in this case, a man’s chin and throat as seen from below. He then introduced his own body via the extension of his hand, cutting into the surface of the photograph with a needle to create a web of obsessive, undulating forms that evokes a wiry beard. Mackrell’s images are intimate studies of both the subject and the meditative, time-consuming, and repetitive actions of the artistic process.

Label from Drawing: The Beginning of Everything, July 8–October 15, 2017

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