Donald Urquhart

An Alphabet of Bad Luck, Doom and Horror

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An Alphabet of Bad Luck, Doom and Horror
Donald Urquhart
An Alphabet of Bad Luck, Doom and Horror
2004
Acrylic Paint
8ft x 24ft

An Alphabet of Bad Luck, Doom and Horror is exactly that – a sequence of letters resembling a pull-out from a children’s early learning book, originally painted by the artist over the course of five days in acrylic directly onto a wall at his London gallery for a group show entitled ’The Black Album’. The artist had made no plans or notes prior to starting; the almost comically doom-laden images were in large part a response to a stream of unfortunate personal events that befell the artist while the work was in progress.


     
 


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