Wrack wring

Wrack wring

  • Artist

    Boyd Webb

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    colour photograph

  • Size

    1265 x 2305 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    12 Jun 2000

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Subjects

    meat, barbed wire

  • Description

    Boyd Webb (born 1947)
    New Zealand/United Kingdom
    Wrack Wring 1997
    colour photograph
    Chartwell Collection
    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
    purchased 2000
    Born in New Zealand and educated at London’s
    Royal College of Art, Boyd Webb has established an
    international reputation as a sculptor working primarily
    with photography. Setting up each tableau, lighting it
    and then photographing each of his images requires
    fastidious planning and pre-visualisation. Here, in
    Webb’s staged photograph, the no. 8 barbed wire
    entraps its victim at the centre of a poisonous-looking

Exhibition history

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