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Copper Tube

© the artist. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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In a letter dated June 1988 the artist described the work as being ' from a series of 'folded', double square images made since about 1981 and ranging in size from 7 feet by 14 feet to drawings 2 inches high. All explored a process of image construction, invention and identification. Paint is spread by hand onto canvas and the cloth folded and the paint blotted making an unforeseeable image. The 'Copper Tube had a single layer of paint.

British Council Collection





acrylic, oil & metal leaf on canvas


H 25.7 x W 51.5 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1988

Work type


Inscription description

verso: Colin Crumplin Copper tube 4.88


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British Council Collection

Visual Arts, Arts Group, 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN England

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