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The Spider that died in the Tower of London by Cornelia Parker

The Spider that died in the Tower of London by Cornelia Parker
Accession Code: wu0963
Title
: The Spider that died in the Tower of London
Date completed
: 2000
Classification
: Prints
Medium
: Digital Archival Ink Jet Print
Height
(mm):
3 00
Width (mm): 410
Depth (mm):
Inscription:
Location Name: Millburn House
Location Description: The Writing Centre
Location Floor: 0

From ‘Bugs – the Print Portfolio’ 2000

As in many of Cornelia Parker’s more substantial works, this print deals with the transformation and past history of a found object. In this case the transformation has occurred without the artist’s intervention but the magnified image of the spider’s corpse evokes the former existence of a living occupant of an historic location.

The ten works which comprise Bugs – the Print Portfolio were generously donated by the artists for publication by the Byam Shaw School of Art in London to use as a means of raising funds for post-graduate scholarships. The series was produced in 2000 in an edition of 90.