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Eddie Peake 'Daggering' (2013)


Eddie Peake
Edition of 75, each unique
Viscose scarf with spray paint in archival box
72 x 190 cm | 28 3/8 x 74 13/16 in.
Published by White Cube, 2013

In Eddie Peake’s acid-coloured spray paintings, words and images are shaped from negative space. The scarf painting Daggering (2013) originally formed part of a sculptural installation and performance by Peak, ‘Adjective Machine Gun’, at White Cube Bermondsey, London, in 2013. For this exhibition the artist installed the works in the perimeters of a central structure modelled on the now decommissioned penguin pool at ZSL London Zoo. Stainless steel sheets spelled out despairing tag lines such as ‘Crushingly Hopeless’, ‘Haywire Spine Flwr’ and ‘Dead Ur Lovers’ through diffuse layers of powder coating and spray paint. A series of neon sculptures presented personas that recur in the artist’s work, connecting to Peake’s dramatic performance, which focused on the strangeness implicit in turning the gallery into a theatre.

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