The limited edition print, Red
, 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.
Sam Taylor-Johnson’s photograph shows a member of the curatorial team working at the museum, set in the lush red seating of the museum’s Starr auditorium. The piece turns cinematic convention around, placing the camera in the position of the screen facing the audience, to examine the process of looking. The edition of 50 is signed and numbered by the artist and is unframed.
Ten Artists, Ten Images portfolio by Tate Publishing
60.8 x 50.8 cm
Chromogenic print on paper
Edition of 50, signed and numbered
Date of work
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Sam Taylor-Johnson OBE (born Sam Taylor-Wood in 1967) is an English filmmaker and photographer. Her directional feature film, Nowhere Boy, came out in 2009 and is a film based on the childhood experiences of the Beatles songwriter John Lennon. She is one of a group of artists who came to prominence in the 1990’s, know as the Young British Artists or YBAs. Taylor-Johnson won the Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist at the 1997 Venice Biennale and was nominated for the annual Turner Prize in 1998.