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Going to the Wall

© the artist. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Surrealist scene of men and women from different professions and backgrounds, including a masked terrorist, a fascist holding a union jack, a photographer, a housewife, a clergyman, a nun, a weightlifter, and a businessman, floating horizontally towards an impenetrable wall. Severed limbs and detritus fall from the ramparts, including a bookcase and a lavatory seat to the top left. A mechanical claw suspended from the wall picks up pieces of bodies and debris from the heap below, and in the bottom left an arm is visible reaching out, holding a credit card.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 129 x W 113.5 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1986

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : BOB ROBINSON 82


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Manchester Art Gallery

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