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JOHN MURRAY (B. 1973) & PACO PAKDOUST (B. 1974)
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JOHN MURRAY (B. 1973) & PACO PAKDOUST (B. 1974)

A 'TOPPLE' CARPET, 2015

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JOHN MURRAY (B. 1973) & PACO PAKDOUST (B. 1974)
A 'TOPPLE' CARPET, 2015
number two from an edition of five, hand-knotted wool and silk
126 in. (320 cm.) high; 90 ½ in. (230 cm.) wide
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Lot Essay

Murray’s work, realised through carpet-maker Paco Pakdou, translates artworks into the medium of wool and silk. Leaning towards abstraction, here it is rendered in a way that still hints at representational forms beneath the surface, alluding to structures that are simultaneously in the process of forming or perhaps disintegrating.

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