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Published: 20 March 2021

By Andy Ross

Article of the Week - number fifty-two - a t-shirt

Barry Cleavin is a printmaker whose work encompasses absurdity, surrealism and social comment. 

The piece in the collection is a t-shirt printed and embossed with this image of a sheep and an eye, a pun on the title of a travelling exhibition in the 1980s. The shirt, called Ewe and Eye (and now the tee shirt), was produced in a Limited Edition of ten at the time of the show and was purchased in Christchurch in 1982.