An embossed enamel sign with hand-painted white lettering from Cornelia Parker RA OBE, one of the UK’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, whose Perpetual Canon is installed in our own Sunley Gallery until Sunday 17th March 2019. “This sign is based on a photograph I took of a battered parking notice on a 60’s council estate in N1. The signs are ubiquitous in London, displayed on all the estates of the period. Isolated from its context the instruction can refer to anything you want it to. Stop eating, Stop drinking, Stop smoking, Stop thinking, Stop worrying, Stop"
"The fact it is made in enamel means it has a certain authority commanding you to submit, (or to ignore if that is what you usually do to signs!) The black enamel encroaches on the white word, semi-submerged it suggests the viewer is perhaps leaving it a little too long to respond"
- Cornelia Parker, 2015
Cornelia Parker, 'STOP', 2015
Embossed enamel sign with hand-painted white lettering
Signed, limited edition of 20, Plinth Ikon 50 Edition
Find Cornelia Parker's spectacular Perpetual Canon in our Sunley Gallery from Saturday 15th September 2018 - Sunday 7 April 2019.