Cornelia Parker Prison Wall Abstract (A Man Escaped)

"Prison Wall Abstract (A Man Escaped)" (2012-13) is a bold and wonderful series of twelve photographs that Parker took on her iPhone. They show the random black and white marks made by builders on Pentonville Prison wall. Apparently effortless, they look like Robert Motherwell abstract paintings. Here Parker has simply brought to light – put in a gallery – what the city produces by accident.




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