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Important emerging artist
(2004)

Medium
composition board
Measurements
(1-296) 7.0 × 74.0 × 40.0 cm (variable) (overall)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Edition
ed. 19/35
Inscription
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on accompanying certificate l.c.: EMILY FLOYD
Accession Number
DC1.1-296-2005
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through the NGV Foundation with the assistance of the Joan Clemenger Endowment, Governor, 2005
Gallery location
18th Century Decorative Arts - Great Hall Costume Corridor
Level 2, NGV International
In this work by Emily Floyd, text is liberated from the page and realised in three dimensions as sculpture. The words ‘Important emerging artist’ appear from a random jumble of letters, enacting the manner in which published commentary on an artist’s work can seemingly lift them up out of the circle of their peers and present them as a figure of talent and potential to be watched closely.