Stuffed Hippo, Southsea

The Caravan Gallery

Stuffed Hippo, Southsea

Archival inkjet print on 310 gms paper

60 x 85.4 cms (23.58 x 33.56 ins)

2002

HC 11228

Exhibited

extra{ordinary} Photographs of Britain by The Caravan Gallery, touring exhibition 2015 - 2016. Venues: Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; Impressions Gallery, Bradford; Diffusion Festival, Cardiff; Museum of Lancashire, Preston; Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; Showcase Gallery, Southampton.
Is Britain Great? Aspex, Portsmouth & Paul Smith Space, Tokyo

Literature

extra{ordinary} Photographs of Britain by the Caravan Gallery, The Caravan Gallery, 2015
The Caravan Gallery. Is Britain Great? vol. 1, Aspex Visual Arts Trust, 2006

From the edition of 5.

The photographers have explained:

"The summer of 2002 provided us with hours of entertainment watching people dealing with the consequences of winning oversize stuffed animals at the fairground. Simple things like queuing up for the toilet or getting into a car whilst in charge of a large hippo could be quite challenging. We love the business-like way the man with the hippo is giving it a piggy back while the woman in front has a lion casually slung under her arm. The spectator on the left appears quite taken aback."

The Caravan Gallery

Stuffed Hippo, Southsea

Archival inkjet print on 310 gms paper

60 x 85.4 cms (23.58 x 33.56 ins)

2002

HC 11228

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