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Hew Locke

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2015
Hew Locke, Tate, 2015
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Hew Locke has generously produced Tate, 2015 on the occasion of the Tate Britain exhibition Artist & Empire, 25 November 2015 – 10 April 2016, in support of Tate. An edition of 20, each work is signed and numbered by the artist.

For over a decade Hew Locke has been interrogating the idea of the Hero, as manifested in the thousands of public statues scattered around our towns, creating work he has described as “mindful vandalism”.

In this work, Locke layers motifs of sugar cubes and sugar cane, made of engraved brass, onto a bust of Henry Tate, an industrialist who had made his fortune as a sugar refiner and offered his collection of British nineteenth-century art to the nation and provided funding for the first Tate Gallery. The significance of Henry Tate’s bust to the artist is not only in relation to Tate Gallery, now Tate Britain, but also to Brixton Library, one of several libraries built by Henry Tate in south London and where the original bust is located; somewhere the artist passes by every day.
  • Artist Hew Locke
  • Artwork Tate
  • Exhibition Artist and Empire
  • Dimensions 40.6 x 39.2 cm
  • Material Cut and engraved brass, polished and aged with mounted giclee print
  • Edition Edition of 20, signed and numbered
  • Date of work 2015
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About the artist
Locke (b. 1959, Edinburgh, UK) is a sculptor and contemporary visual artist based in Brixton, London. Locke explores the languages of colonial and post-colonial power, how different cultures fashion their identities through visual symbols of authority, and how these representations are altered by the passage of time. These explorations have led Locke to a wide range of subject matters, imagery and media, assembling sources across time and space in his deeply layered artworks. In 2000 he won a Paul Hamlyn Award and the EASTinternational Award. In 2010 he was shortlisted for the Fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London. In 2015 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge dedicated Locke's public sculpture The Jurors, commissioned to commemorate 800 years since the signing of Magna Carta.

His works have been acquired by collections such as The Tate gallery, London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 2016 The National Portrait Gallery, London, acquired a portrait of Locke by Nicholas Sinclair.
  • Length 1.2 cm (depth)
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Delivery times

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UK – 1-2 weeks

Europe – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £50. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £50:

UK – £3.60 per order

Europe – £12 per order

Rest of world – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

Unframed prints and small works:
UK – £30 each
Europe – £120 each
Rest of world – £150 each
 
Framed works and 3D objects:
UK – £50 each
Europe – £150 each
Rest of world – £180 each
 
Please note that some 3D artworks require bespoke shipping quotes, including Phyllida Barlow's Catch, 2016 and Taryn Simon's Anthem, 2015.
 

Wine

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