Banners for La Beale Isoude 1967


Banners for La Beale Isoude

Catalogue raisonné no. 212

Artist's CR 204


New York

Lacquered aluminium and chrome on brass, formica-veneered plywood boxes

78 x 125 inches / 0 cm

Selected Citations and Comments

In 1966-67 I produced a group of works which were contained in formica boxes, or ‘environments’. This was an attempt to provide a perfect place in which the works could function. Very few real environments, particularly in domestic situations, are uncluttered. Most are, from a purely aesthetic point of view, positively insanitary. Often these boxed pieces were of great size and presented practical problems, especially with respect to hanging weight.

Gerald Laing, 1971: Gerald Laing, exhibition catalogue, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 1971