'Sitting on history'

Bill Woodrow's 'Sitting On History' was purchased for the British Library by Carl Djerassi and Diane Middlebrook in 1997. It was photographed in the foyer (lobby) of the British Library. Sitting on History, with its ball and chain, refers to the book as the captor of information which we cannot escape.

 

Information above gleaned from information sheet available at the British Library information desk

 

The bust you can see top left is Sir Colin St John Wilson RA - Celia Scott, 1998 - a gift from the American Trust for the British Library. Erm, Sir Colin designed the British Library building.

 

Treatment: Perspective shift to straighten back wall; small crop; small level adjust

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Taken on October 31, 2006