Fiction, Non-Fiction and Reference

© Boyd & Evans. Image credit: Milton Keynes Civic Collection

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The title of this work refers both to the book sections of a public library, and to the content of the work itself, which mixes fictional and real events and draws its reference from hundreds of documentary photographs. It includes distinctive icons of the 1980s and also echoes the composition of Seurat's famous painting 'The Bathers'.

Central Milton Keynes Library

Milton Keynes


Fiction, Non-Fiction and Reference




acrylic on canvas


H 450 x W 1200 cm (E)

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commissioned by Milton Keynes Borough Council, 1988

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Central Milton Keynes Library

555 Silbury Boulevard, Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK9 3HL England

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