A.O.N.B (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Keith Arnatt

A.O.N.B (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Gelatin Silver Print

28 x 35.6 cms (11.00 x 13.99 ins)

c.1982

HC 10341

Provenance

The Artist's Estate

This print is registered with the Keith Arnatt Estate under inventory number AE3 005 01 111.

Exhibited

A Green and Pleasant Land: Landscape and the imagination, 1970-now,Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, 2017-18 (This print)
Modern Nature. Photographs from the Hyman Collection, Hepworth Wakefield, 2018-19. (This print)

Literature

Martin Caiger-Smith, 'Rubbish and Recollections', Photographers' Gallery, London, 1989.
Exhibition catalogue, 'Ruin Lust', Tate Britain, London, 2014.

In the series A.N.O.B (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), produced between 1982 and 1984, Keith Arnatt addresses what he characterised as the 'conjunction of beauty and banalityThe photographs in the series were taken across England in areas classified for their natural beauty. However, Arnatt presents not just untouched beauty but also the intrusion of man, including vehicles, detritus and abandoned objects.

Image copyright: Keith Arnatt Estate





British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Keith Arnatt

A.O.N.B (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Gelatin Silver Print

28 x 35.6 cms (11.00 x 13.99 ins)

c.1982

HC 10341

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