Boyd Webb

Blessed

Blessed by Boyd Webb

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Expatriate artist Boyd Webb’s work combines sculpture, performance, theatre and photography. As a student at the Royal College of Art during the 1970s, he brought his own deadpan humour to London’s developing performance and conceptual art scene. Webb’s photographed tableaux always

reveal the artifice of their construction – made of everyday things like old carpet and plastic toys, they hover between reality and illusion. In Blessed, Webb shows an omnipotent clockmaker god with surgically gloved hands, winding up his creations and setting them loose over a global carpet.

Title
Blessed
Artist/creator
Production date
1985
Medium
cibachrome photograph
Dimensions
1525 x 1220 mm
Inscription
Blessed (l.c.) Boyd Webb 1985 (l.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/7
Other ID
1986/7/X
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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