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Mark Power, born 1959

Fisher, Friday 11 August 1995

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Shipping Forecast

Materials & Techniques:
Pigment print on baryta paper
Sheet: 14 × 11 inches (35.6 × 27.9 cm), Image: 9 × 9 inches (22.9 × 22.9 cm)

Inscribed on verso in graphite: "An abiding memory of the summer of 1995 is sitting by our | campercan (which we'd been encouraged to drive on the | beach) while listening to the Tes[...] in glorious, warm, | Danish sunshine. Life, I remember thinking, doesn't get | much better than this. | We were in the tiny coastal town of Løkken, specifically to | see part of Nazi Germany's 'Atlantikwall' (Atlantic wall), | a line of fortifications built along the western edge of | mainland Europe to protect against Allied invasion. | The crumbling monoliths stretching far into the distance | were a strange sight, made even more bizarre by a local | festival commissioning artists to transform some of the | bunkers into sculptures. | I'm still undecided if this photograph, or the one I | chose to use in 'The Shipping Forecast' book, is the | better picture."; lower left: "This print was made to raise funds for | the student / alumni books celebrating 21 years of photography at the U.O.B. 2013"; lower center: "3/12"

Studio mark: "© Mark Power"

Lettered below image: "FISHER | Friday 11 August 1995 | Variable 3 becoming southwesterly 4. Fair. Moderate or good."

Signed and dated on verso in graphite, lower right: "Mark Power | 2013"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of The Hyman Collection, London (Claire and James Hyman)
Copyright Status:
© The Artist
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | child | landscape | playing | sea
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