An image of Unsafe art

Richard Tipping

(Australia 1949 – )

Unsafe art

Location
Contemporary galleries
Further information

An identical safe engraved with the words 'Safe Art' was made in Sydney in 1980 by the artist with the CMI Safe Company. 'Safe art' was included in significant exhibitions in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney in the early 1980s. In 1989 'Safe art' was donated by the artist to the Art Gallery of NSW where it was subsequently mislaid. 'Unsafe art' was commissioned from the artist in 2015.

Richard Tipping, 2015

Year
1980
2015
Media
Sculpture, Photograph
Medium
steel, enamel, aluminium, die-cast alloy satin finished, 20 cent coin, 35mm black and white photograph scanned and printed digitally on archival paper
Dimensions
dimensions variable :
a - base, 55 x 51.3 x 47.9 cm
b - safe, 63.5 x 48.3 x 50.8 cm
c - photograph, 90 x 78.4 cm, sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l. verso [part c], inscribed black fibre-tipped pen "Richard Tipping/ ... 1980/ .../ .../ printed 2015 ...".

Credit
Gift of the artist 2015
Accession number
142.2015.a-c
Copyright
© Richard Tipping