Richard Tipping Sign Here 17 November to 17 December 2016

Richard Tipping


Sign Here
prints and multiples
17 November – 17 December 2016

Coming from the poetry world originally, I like publication – not just of books, but of stickers, postcards, badges, screenprints, and especially objects. Multiples are mechanically produced small sculptures, often in an unlimited edition. Influences on my work include the Fluxus movement of the 1960s, and concrete poetry.
Some of my work is variations upon existing sign templates, such as changing Wrong Way Go Back to Wrong Day Go Back. This design has been selling as a pressed-aluminium sign of postcard size since 2004, including through MoMA in New York. The result is that Wrong Day is now a ‘meme’ and has been ripped off and reproduced endlessly without any acknowledgement. The same applies to many of my invented signs, including Notice: Thank You. This sign design was first produced for the precinct of the Powerhouse Centre for the Live Arts, along with ten other signs in 2001. Some of these have been damaged, and some stolen.

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Read Phil Brown’s online review The Courier Mail 23rd November 2016