Helen Chadwick, ‘Ruin’, 1986, Richard Saltoun

A self-portrait and memento mori. The background image is a video of Carcass (1986), a tower of glass lled with compost, detritus of vegetable and animal matter that the artist collected over several months from her neighbours on Beck Road, London East End.

Image rights: Copyright the artist. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery

En eshings. Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, London, 1989. illus. p 64

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