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Richard Wilson, b.1953

She Came in Through The Bathroom Window1989

First realised at Matt’s Gallery, London in 1989, ‘She came in Through the Bathroom Window’ is a site-specific intervention involving removal of a section of the gallery’s window. The displaced window was joined to a metal armature clothed in folded, rubberized fabric that protruded into the interior of the gallery, taking up most of its space, and outward from the exterior. Purchased by the Weltkunst Foundation Collection, the work could be realized at another site with the artist’s input. It is documented in an extensive archive; including a number of works on paper and maquettes.

MediumMixed Media
DimensionsDimensions variable
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Loan, Weltkunst Foundation, 1995
Item NumberL.589 LW
Not on view
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Richard Wilson, She Came in Through The Bathroom Window, 1989, Mixed Media, Dimensions variable, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Loan, Weltkunst Foundation, 1995

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About the Artist

Richard Wilson b.1953

British artist Richard Wilson (born 1953) studied at the London College of Printing, Hornsey College of Art and Reading University. Wilson activates architectural features of the exhibition space as sculptural elements within his installation works. His now iconic ‘20:50’, in which a gallery room is half filled with recycled engine oil which the visitor experiences via a narrow walkway, is the only permanent installation at the Saatchi Gallery. Wilson was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1988 and 1989. — View Artist »