Circus I

CCAC #: 0003
Artwork title: Circus I
Artist(s): Albert Adams
Year made: 2006
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Lithograph on paper
Framed dimensions (in mm): 760 x 560
Edition: 49/50
Artwork series: Circus
Source: Donated by Edward Glennon
Year acquired: 2009
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On private display

Circus is the artist’s final lithographic series and speaks to how he often saw people – as captive circus monkeys trained to do tricks for others. The monkey represents the burdens of society across the world, speaking to suffering, intolerance and injustice. His work is characterised by intense mark-making coupled with a strong gestural quality.

CCAC 427808

Photographer: Unrecorded
Photo copyright: Consult with CCT curatorial team

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