Tate Modern Artists: Richard Deacon



ISBN: 9781849762250 Category:

Clarrie Wallis, Penelope Curtis, Teresa Gleadowe


Born in Bangor, Wales, in 1949, Richard Deacon has been at the forefront of sculpture for the last 35 years and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1987. His work employs curvilinear forms made from a wide range of materials that are traditionally associated with the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products. Language and speech have played an important role in Deacon’s approach to his work: “I think of making things, structuring, as being an activity not unlike the power of speech, in that it is a means of giving shape . . . a means whereby the world, a chaotic universe, is actually made understandable.”

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Weight 602 g
Dimensions 21 x 26.8 cm
Publisher name Tate Publishing
Publication date 1 May 2014
Number of pages 128
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21 x 26.8 cm
Weight 602 g


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Clarrie Wallis is curator of contemporary art at Tate Britain. Penelope Curtis is director at Tate Britain.