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The left-hand panel depicts a male figure standing in a canal, the water reaching up to his chest. To his left is a large warehouse. Behind him the canal wall and the warehouse wall are covered in graffiti. Pieces of black polythene and other debris are caught by the breeze. The righthand panel echoes the left. The figure is now more distant and further submerged in the water so that only the upper half of his chest can be seen.

Manchester Art Gallery







oil on canvas


H 207.4 x W 149.9 cm

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purchased from the William Jackson Gallery, 1991

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artist's inscription : method of mark : location eg brc : description eg artist's name : transcription


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