Robert McNally

Inselaffen (Alternative ending to the Bayeux tapestry No.1), 2017

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Inselaffen (Alternative ending to the Bayeux tapestry No.1) springs from the artist’s fascination with the Bayeux tapestry, which depicts the conquest of Britain by Norman invaders in 1066. For McNally, the famous tapestry is an ironic reminder of what constitutes being British. He is especially intrigued by the narrative’s open ending: The final section of the tapestry is lost, the narrative ends with the Anglo-Saxons fleeing into nothingness. The work offers a possible continuation of the tapestry’s narrative. It was created right after the UK’s 2016 EU referendum, recording the highly charged atmosphere and embedding the events in a historic context.

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 350g
Paper size 52 x 59 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Printer
Printed by Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Signed by:
Signed and numbered by the artist
Registration no
ID: RoM 17 002-1

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