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Arrow

2000
Richard Billingham Arrow
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About the artwork
The limited edition print, Arrow, 2000, was created as part of the series Ten Artists, Ten Images, a portfolio of ten photographs commissioned by Tate Publishing to celebrate the opening of Tate Modern in 2000. Ten contemporary artists working with photography were invited to make an artwork inspired by the Bankside building and its surroundings. The resulting artworks chart different aspects of the site’s development from power station to museum of modern art under the direction of Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron.

Richard Billingham has photographed one of the hidden spaces underneath the Tate Modern building where he found a faint chalk arrow drawn on a section of concrete. The photograph is taken at floor level, creating a disorientating perspective and an almost abstract composition. The image alludes to the building’s industrial past as well as evoking one of the earliest art forms – cave painting. The edition of 50 is signed and numbered by the artist and is unframed.
  • Artist Richard Billingham
  • Artwork Arrow
  • Exhibition Ten Artists, Ten Images portfolio by Tate Publishing
  • Material Chromogenic print on paper
  • Date of work 2000
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About the artist
Richard Billingham (born 1970 in Birmingham) works primarily in still photography, but has also made videos. He began by working in black and white, only later moving to colour, and for the most part leaving his photographs untitled. In 1996 a selection of his photographs of his working class family, for which he is best known, were collected in the book Ray’s a Laugh. His video works include Fishtank 1998, a study of his father, commissioned by Artangel for BBC television and shown on BBC2 in December 1998, Liz Smoking 1998, Tony Smoking Backwards 1998, Ray in Bed 1999 and Playstation 1999.

In his most recent work Billingham has departed from his familial subject matter, turning instead to the British Midlands town, Cradley Heath, familiar to him from his childhood. In sharp contrast to the family photographs these images are entirely unpopulated, evoking a sense of abandonment, and elaborately, even classically composed. Richard Billingham was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001.
  • ISBN 5032495333375
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Delivery & returns

Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

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

Our collection of wines is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

Refunds & returns

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Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

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