Culture News: Richard Wright’s Plan of Destruction


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The New York Times reported that workers at the Tate Britain Museum have sanded and painted over a Turner Prize-winning painting by Richard Wright…all according to the artist’s plan.

Wright’s prize winning fresco,  an abstract work in gold leaf saw art handlers sand and paint over the work at the end of last week, following the closure of his Turner prize exhibition. According to the Guardian UK: “Wright didn’t see it go: the Glasgow-based artist tends not to linger at the grave of his works. This is what the artist wanted. Wright’s pieces are intended to be ­temporary, to exist in the memory ­after their destruction.”

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