Artist's description:

'Archibald Takes Up Photography' is an altered book assemblage using all original vintage materials. (Sir) Archibald Muncie was a world traveller and inventor of some rather dubious machines! (See 'Word Power') He lived in deepest Devon in the beautiful South West corner of England and here he has just discovered the wonders of photography. We see him peeping out through the book's cover, which, when opened, depicts him scouting around North Devon looking for beautiful scenes to photograph with his new camera!

Made from a rare 1939 hardback copy of 'Photography Today', materials include a genuine Bisque miniature dolls head (these are very expensive and getting very hard to find), camera advertisements from 1927, a vintage postcard and an old Ordnance Survey map of Devon and a sepia Devon scene from a 1927 guidebook. Ideal for any vintage-minded photography enthusiast. Opened out fully the piece measures 282mm x 223mm (11.1 x 8.8 inches) and can be displayed on a shelf fully or partially opened or left on a coffee table closed and to be discovered!

Please note: This is strictly an assemblage piece, of course, rather than pure sculpture but as yet there is no category for this type of artwork on Artfinder.

This artwork will be sent by Special Delivery overnight to the UK and by International Tracked and Signed-for to all other shipping destinations.

Materials used:

Rare book, old maps, vintage postcard, vintage advertisements, bisque doll's head etc.

'Archibald Takes Up Photography' (2017)

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This artwork is sold by Colin Cadle from United Kingdom

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