Tom Lawson and Matt Collings; ICA, London; 1/7/87

Matt Collings, art critic and artist, introduces Tom Lawson. At this time Collings was editor of Artscribe.

Tom Lawson is an artist and writer, born in Scotland and moved to the USA. Based in NYC at this time, he discusses what it means to paint and create discrete objects as part of a burgeoning commercial scene. Ranging from artist run galleries in the east-village to a University gallery near Times Square, Lawson's paintings became increasingly site-specific with each exhibition. Cityscape and institutional power - the context of the artist's conditions - became both the process and subject for viewing work.


Accession No. WAA.075
Artist: Tom Lawson and Matt Collings
Container annotation:
Place/Year: ICA, London 1/7/87
Type: Artists Talk
Technical aspects:
Duration: 01:30:10
Tape capacity: 90'
Tape brand: Sony